Travel Requirements

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Peru

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : June 15 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

April 01, 2021

Effective 29 March until 11 April 2021, Peru has extended the suspension of the entry of non-resident foreigners from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, or who have transited in the said places in the last 14 days.

Jamaica

Americas

Capital City

Last updated : June 15 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Date: July 18, 2021

JAMAICA Restriction Detail

Until 10 August 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter into Jamaica, if in the past 14 days they have been in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, Paraguay, Peru or Trinidad and Tobago. This doesn’t apply to nationals of Jamaica.

Gambia

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : June 11 2022

Date: 02 June 2022

Gambia entry regulation in relation to COVID-19 pandemic.

For passengers coming into the Gambia:

  1. Fully vaccinated Passengers: Passengers who have been fully vaccinated do not need a PCR test to enter into the Gambia.

This category does not apply to hot spot countries for Omicron variant who need further screening as given in category III.

  1. Non Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated individuals: All these individuals will need a negative PCR test report valid within 72hrs for entry into the country. Passengers from countries considered as hotspot for the Delta Variant will, in addition, undergo a Rapid Diagnostic Test at the Airport upon arrival.

The list of Delta Variant hotspot countries are as follows:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark,  Finland,  France, Japan, India, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Netherland, Portugal, United Kingdom, USA, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

  1. For passengers from hotspot countries for the Omicron variant Fully vaccinated Passengers: Passengers who have been fully vaccinated need to show proof of full vaccination status and do not require PCR test to enter The Gambia. Such travelers will be tested upon arrival using RDT.

Non Vaccinated or Partially Vaccinated individuals: Passengers from countries considered as Hotspot for the Omicron variant will need proof of a negative PCR test report valid within 72hrs for entry into the country. In addition, all travelers in this category will be tested with RDT up on arrival.

The list of Omicron variant Hotspot countries are as follows:

Australia, Angola, Botswana, Canada, Denmark,  eSwatini, Germany, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Portugal, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  1. Children: Children under 18 years and from hotspot countries for both Delta and Omicron Variants are allowed to travel to The Gambia and upon arrival will be tested at the airport using RDT.

All outgoing passengers from The Gambia will be required to adhere to COVID-19 requirements of the destination countries.

Airlines are directed not to transport passengers on transit to/from other destinations in the sub-region using Banjul as an embarkation/disembarkation point.

Airlines are also requested to verify the evidence of Gambian identity and /or residence permits in order to ensure that passengers without this document are not allowed to board Gambia inbound flights. 

Djibouti

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : June 11 2022

Date: 01 February 2022

  • Passengers must have a printed negative COVI-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point and at most 120 hours before arrival. the test result must be in English or French.
  • Passengers are subjected to COVID-19 test on arrival at JIB airport. Passengers shall pay 30 USD for COVID-19 test on arrival.
  • This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
  • In addition to the Negative Covid-19 PCR test result requirement, passenger(s) departing from India need to be fully vaccinated.

Date: 28 November 2021

Following recent developments in the COVID 19 pandemic and the appearance of a new virulent South African variant, passengers from and to the countries listed below are not authorized to enter the Djiboutian territory:

1. Botswana
2. Eswatini
3. Lesotho
4.Mozambique
5.Namibia
6.South Africa
7. Zimbabwe


Date: 22 August 2021

The measures restricting travel to or from India, adopted as part of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, remain in force. It has been decided to authorize Djiboutian and nationals of Indian with a residence card holder, to return to the territory for a period of 4 weeks from July 30, 2021

Applicable conditions and procedures:     

A)  Passengers departing to India:

1.  Should present RT- PCR Test result 72 hours before departure (for passenger older than 12 years).

2.  Should present Certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 (for passenger older than 18 years).

B)  Passengers coming from India:

1.  Should present a negative result of RT- PCR Test result carried out less than 72 hours before departure (for passengers over 12 years);

2.  Performing antigenic test at own cost (for passenger older than 12 years). 

All passengers negative in the rapid test, will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine:

1.  In a designated hotel establishment at their own expense.

2.  In a structure fitted out by the Ministry of Health at PK1, free of charge.

Passengers will be subjected to a PCR test on the last day of their quarantine.

Date: 28 April 2021 

  1. Passenger must have a negative COVID-19 test certificate. The test result shall not exceed 72 hours from departure. This doesn’t apply to children younger than 12 years.
  2. Passengers must undergo a COVID-19 test on arrival at JIB airport
  3. Passengers shall pay 30 USD for COVID-19 test on arrival.
  4. Passengers shall wait at the airport until test results. Results takes from 1 to 1:30 Hrs.
  5. If found to be positive, passenger will be taken to a quarantine facility for 14 days on his/her own expenses.
  6. All passengers must wear face masks (both on departure and arrival).
  7. Passengers arriving from or who have been in Brazil, India or South Africa in the past 21 days are not allowed to enter into Djibouti effective 26 April 2021.

Czech Republic

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : June 11 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Date: 27 February 2021

The Government of Czech Republic has announced a travel ban to Botswana, Brazil, Swaziland, South Africa, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania (including the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba), Zambia and Zimbabwe, due to the fast spread of new types of the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus. It's effective from 26th February – 11th April 2021.  

More information can be found at: https://praguemorning.cz/czech-government-bans-travel-to-south-africa-brazil-due-to-virus-variants/

Zimbabwe

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 04 April 2022

Zimbabwe has revised entry requirement in relation to COVID-19 pandemic as follows:

1. If a traveler is fully vaccinated (at least 2 doses) are not required to produce a PCR.

2. If the traveler has no vaccination card then a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result certificate obtained within 48 hours prior to departure is required.

3. Should both documents be unavailable, the traveler will be asked to take a PCR test at their cost.

4. Children aged 12 and below will not be required to produce any vaccination/PCR documentation. Those who are 13 and above will be required to produce either a vaccination card or Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate.

Date: 04 April 2022

Zimbabwe has revised entry requirement in relation to COVID-19 pandemic as follows:

1. If a traveller is fully vaccinated (At least 2 doses) are not required to produce a PCR.

2. If the traveller has no vaccination card then a negative PCR will be required.

3. Should both documents be unavailable, the traveller will be asked to take a PCR test at their cost.

4. Children aged 12 and below will not be required to produce any vaccination/PCR documentation. Those who are 13 and above will be required to produce either a vaccination card or Negative PCR.

Date: 01 February 2022

  •  All persons entering Zimbabwe must undergo a valid COVID-19 PCR test not more than 48 hours from the time of their departure (prior to departure) for Zimbabwe. Those who do not have a valid negative PCR test and a certificate to that effect shall be denied entry into Zimbabwe;
  • Quarantine for locals, retuning residents and visitors is lifted for those fully vaccinated.

Date: 02 December 2021

Effective date: Effective immediately.

  1. Every person arriving in Zimbabwe is required to have negative PCR Health Certificate valid for 48 hours from the date and time of issue of such a certificate.
  2. Every person arriving in Zimbabwe will get a PCR Test.
  3. Persons below the age of 61 months will be exempted from PCR testing on arrival. Other exemptions include VIPs, Diplomats and their families, Envoys, UN staff and their families. Official exemptions will quarantine at home.
  4. Once tested the person will proceed to a quarantine center of their choice at own cost.
  5.  Each person arriving in Zimbabwe shall book accommodation at the designated quarantine centers on or prior to arrival.
  6. Quarantine is for 10 days and re-tests will be done on days 7 or 8. Isolation is for 14 days.
  7. No home quarantine.
  8. Persons designated as business travellers, e.g. those visiting the government, shall be exempted for quarantine requirements. Proof thereof shall be required.
  9. There are no new measures for tourists.
  10. Violation of these measures is an offence.
  11. Testing of arriving passengers will not affect turnaround flights.

Date: 20 November 2021

Zimbabwe travel advisory

Travelers from India

  • Passengers traveling from or transiting India need to present Negative PCR results valid 48 hours on arrival and will go for 10 days mandatory quarantine at designated quarantine centers at their own expense.
  • These travelers will be subjected to a COVID-19 test on arrival despite the status of their travelling certificate

Travelers coming into the country from other countries should present with a Covid-19 PCR test done not more than 48 hours from the time of departure, failure of which this will be done on arrival on one`s expense.

Date: 21 May 2021
Zimbabwe travel advisory

Travelers from India

  • Passengers traveling from or transiting India need to present Negative PCR results valid 48 hours on arrival and will go for 10 days mandatory quarantine at designated quarantine centers at their own expense.
  • These travelers will be subjected to a COVID-19 test on arrival despite the status of their travelling certificate

Travelers coming into the country from other countries should present with a Covid-19 PCR test done not more than 48 hours from the time of departure, failure of which this will be done on arrival on one`s expense. Travelers will be quarantined for 10 days from date of arrival.


Date: 16 October 2020

Passengers coming to Zimbabwe (HRE & VFA) can get PCR test on arrival if they don’t have it on departure.

Date: 05 October 2020

Entry Requirement for Zimbabwe: 

  • Zimbabwe Airports are open to international flights effective 01 october20,  Visitors or Tourists are allowed entry .

Date: 19 September 2020

As per the attached NOTAM and Public Health SI 16 procedures , with effect from 01 October 2020, Zimbabwe Airports are open to international flights. All operations are to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines.

  1. Departing passengers from Zimbabwe:

    No passenger may board an aircraft unless he or she exhibits a PCR COVID-19- free certificate issued within 72 hours of boarding.”

  2. Arriving passengers to Zimbabwe:

  1. Exhibiting a COVID-19-free certificate issued not earlier than the previous 48 hours shall be permitted immediately to proceed to self-quarantine at home;
  2. Not exhibiting the certificate referred to in subparagraph A, shall be ordered to be detained at a holding facility until they can be tested for COVID-19, and upon being tested shall be discharged immediately for self-quarantine at home if found to be negative or, if found to be positive, shall be ordered to be detained at a place of isolation for a period of fourteen (14) days;
  3. Presenting with symptoms of COVID-19, whether or not they exhibit the certificate referred to in subparagraph A, shall be ordered to be detained at a holding facility until they can be tested for COVID-19, and upon being tested shall be discharged immediately for self-quarantine at home if found to be negative or, if found to be positive, shall be ordered to be detained at a place of isolation for a period of fourteen (14) days.
  4. Also take note on below statement issued by immigration.

Please be advised that statutory instrument 216 of 2020 with effect from 01 October 2020 has amended principal consolidated regulations 77 of 2020 on international travel specifically section 8. Visa regime categorization which subsisted pre COVID-19 lockdown period is operationalized. Air carriers who are found to be in willful default of the said categorization will be dealt with in terms of section 38A of the Immigration Act 4:02. Since this pandemic is still with us, we are all encouraged to continue to monitor updates on health protocols relating to COVID -19 which pronouncement would be made by the government from time to time. Such pronouncement could have a direct impact on the continued implementation of visa regimes.

This will be in effect from 01 October 2020,  but until then, we are still following the current procedures.

Senegal

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 11 April 2022

Senegal has revised the entry requirement in relation to COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. All travelers to Senegal are required to present the complete vaccination card with QR code.
  2. Any incoming passenger who is not vaccinated or partially vaccinated is required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken not exceeding 72 hours before departure.

Travelers leaving Senegal must comply with the regulatory measures of their country of destination.  

For further details, click: Update from CAA(French)

Date: 29 January 2022

PASSENGERS MUST HAVE: 

  • A COVID-19 VACCINATION CERTIFICATE SHOWING THAT THEY WERE FULLY VACCINATED WITH ASTRAZENECA /SK BIOSCIENCE/, ASTRAZENECA /VAXZEVRIA/, COVISHIELD, JANSSEN, MODERNA /SPIKEVAX/, PFIZER-BIONTECH /COMIRNATY/, SINOVAC OR SINOPHARM AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE OR 
  • A NEGATIVE COVID-19 PCR OR RT-PCR TEST RESULT ISSUED AT MOST 5 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL. THE TEST RESULT MUST BE IN ENGLISH OR FRENCH. 
  • THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PASSENGERS YOUNGER THAN 2 YEARS.    

Date:  Effective 21 October 2020

Prerequisites for boarding passengers:

  • Mandatory negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate dating less than five (05) days from the date reporting of results delivered by a laboratory located in the State where the passenger started the journey and appearing on the list of laboratories approved by that State or by an international health organization recognized by the competent health authorities of the country of origin or departure, is required for all passengers boarding for an airport in Senegal.
  • Passenger bound for an airport in Senegal without a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate will be deported.

Conditions of entry into the territory of Senegal (passengers and crews):

Passengers:

Passengers who meet the admission requirements of the immigration authorities are also subject to the following requirements:

  • He must complete a passenger location form (annex 2) before disembarking and is collected on arrival. This sheet is available online on the website (www.dakaraeroport.com).
  • From the disembarkation, the passenger must scrupulously respect the hygiene measures in force at Senegal airports.
  • Passenger must present to the airport health service personnel a COVID-19 negative test certificate, dated less than five (05) days, from the date of the test.  
  • A passenger with obvious symphonies must complete a medical form provided by the airport service personnel. It is paid for by the airport health services, in accordance with the health protocol in force.
  • Any passenger who tests positive for COVID-19 is taken care of by the airport health services, in accordance with the protocol in force.
  • Children under two (02) are exempt from the provisions of this circular.

Crews:

Crew members must scrupulously comply with sanitary measures established by their airline company.

  • They are not required to comply with the pre-test requirements unless they have symptoms of COVID- 19
  • They must complete a crew member's health card (appendix 4) and present at the Airport.

Mandatory hygiene and health arrival requirements effective 15 July 2020:     

  • COVID free certificate examined within 5 days before arrival must be presented.
  • Face Mask.
  • Medical form has to be filled.

From the below link, download the form to be filled before arrival

            FRA  http://www.capsca.org/Documentation/PHPLF-F.pdf

            ENG http://www.capsca.org/Documentation/PHPLF-E.pdf

Website
PhoneTel.: +221 33 952 27 96
LocationRue de la Mairie, Thies, Senegal
Remark

Websitehttps://www.au-senegal.com/hopital-principal-de-dakar,3082.html?lang=fr
PhoneTel.: +221 33 839 50 50
LocationRte de la Corniche Estate, Dakar, Senegal
Remark

Websitehttps://www.pasteur.sn/fr
PhoneTel.: +221 33 839 92 00
Location36 Av. Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal
Remark

Websitehttps://www.hopitalmiltairedeouakam.com/
PhoneTel.: +221 33 820 54 14
LocationAve Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senega
Remark

Websitehttps://iressef.org/en
PhoneTel.: (+221) 33 859 25 96
LocationArrondissement 4 Rue 2 D1, Pole Urbain de Diamniadio, BP 7325, Dakar Sénégal
Remark

Website
PhoneTel.: +221 338691818
LocationAvenue Cheikh Anta Diop Dakar
Remark
Germany

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 03 June 2022

Germany COVID-19: Crews/Passengers Requirements. Please check the travel Restrictions Prior to Departure. For the details, CLICK HERE.

Effective date: From 02 June  2022 to 31 August 2022

INFORMATION

Passenger information of the German Federal Ministry of Health:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-BMG-MERKBLATT

ENTRY REGULATION:

WWW.BUNDESGESUNDHEITSMINISTERIUM.DE/CORONAEINREISEV

DESIGNATION LIST OF AREAS OF VIRUS VARIANT OF CONCERN:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-RISIKOGEBIETE

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

WWW.EINREISEANMELDUNG.DE

SUBSTITUTE REGISTRATION FORM:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-ERSATZMITTEILUNG

 

Date: 29 April 2022

COVID-19: Carriers/Crews/Passengers Requirements:

Effective from 28 April 2022 until 31 May 2022

1. Requirements

Note 2:

  • Passengers are advised to check travel restrictions, testing and quarantine obligations prior to departure.

Note 3:

  • All passengers and persons at the airport and in the aircraft are strictly recommend using medical face masks as a minimum standard.

Note 4:

  • On all flights to Germany all passengers including transit passengers must present proof of a negative test for sars-cov-2 or a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 before departure to the carrier.
  • Proof of vaccination: EU digital COVID certificate (EU-DCC) or an equivalent proof of vaccination. World health organization international certificates are accepted as an equivalent. EU-DCC is valid for a maximum of 270 days indicating the completion of the primary vaccination series (not including booster vaccinations). This does not apply to passengers under the age of 18 years.
  • Passengers including transit passengers who have stayed in an area of variants of concern (voc) during the last 10 days before entry must present proof of Negative PCR test for sars-cov-2. A Negative antigen-test or a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 alone will not be accepted. For transport staff further exemptions may apply. Please check against regulation.
  • Children younger than 12 years are exempted

Note 5:

The following tests are accepted:

1. High-Risk area or Non-Risk area

  • 1a.: Antigen, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48 hours before entry.
  • 1b.: PCR or POC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48 hours before time of or planned time of departure.

2. Area of Variants of Concern

  • PCR or POC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48 hours before time of or planned time of departure.

Note 6:

  • On all flights to Germany carriers must only transport passengers including transit passengers who have presented proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2.
  • Further exemptions may apply. please check against regulation.

Note 7:

  • A proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov 2 is subject to additional checks by the federal police /competent authority at destination airport in Germany.

Note 8:

  • Designation of high-risk areas or areas of voc: You are strongly advised to regularly review the designation list. Designations are subject to change at short notice.

Note 9:

Entry Registration:

  • Passengers who intend to enter Germany and who have stayed in a high-risk area or an area of VOC within the last 10 days prior to entry must register electronically. Use of digital online procedure is strongly advised. Paper based registration is only accepted as a replacement if electronic registration is not possible, official substitute registration form must be used.
  • Passengers transiting via a German airport are exempt from entry registration. Further exemptions apply. Please check against regulation.

Note 10:

  • Proof of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be kept by passenger at all times and presented on request to the carrier or the competent authority.

Note 11:

  • Proof of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be checked by carriers against id card or equivalent prior boarding. Carriers must only transport passengers who have presented proof of successful registration or substitute registration form. If the data provided is obviously incorrect, carriers are prohibited to transport passenger.
  • Passenger transiting via a German airport are exempted.

Note 12:

  • On flights from Schengen countries to Germany substitute registration form must be collected by the aircraft crew and handed over to the competent authority at the destination airport in Germany. On flights from nonchanged countries to Germany substitute registration must be kept by passenger and handed over to the federal police /competent authority at the destination airport in Germany during border control checks.

Note 13:

  • Flights from Non-Schengen countries to Germany: Proof of successful entry registration and substitute registration form are subject to additional checks by the federal police / competent authority at destination airport in Germany.

Note 14:

Carriers are prohibited to transport passengers from an area of VOC to Germany. This

restriction applies to all travel of passenger originating from an area of voc.

Exemptions: The transport ban does not apply to

  • Passenger having German nationality and passenger residing and with right of residence in Germany as well as their spouses, partners from the same household, minor children and parents accompanying their minor children. In the case of flights from member states of the European union or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The transport ban does also not apply to passengers with a partner in Germany (German nationality or right of residence in Germany) who does not belong to the same household,
  • passengers transiting a German airport including transit from or to another Schengen country,
  • Exclusively cargo or postal or ferry flights,
  • Repatriation of aircrafts and crews,
  • Transportation of personnel in the interest of public health,
  • Ambulance flights and flights transporting transplant organs and necessary accompanying personnel,
  • Flights for urgent humanitarian reasons,
  • Flights on behalf of the Euratom safeguards, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations and its Agencies, the European Union and the European center for medium-range weather forecasts,
  • Members of a foreign diplomatic mission or consular office as well as their accompanying spouses, partners from the same household and minor children whose appointment and arrival has been notified to the federal foreign office,
  • Transport of persons accredited by the respective organizing committee for the preparation, participation, implementation and follow-up of international sporting events,
  • Transports of vaccinated passengers for which the Federal Government of Germany has confirmed that their transport is in the national interest.

Three days in advance carriers must notify to the federal police flights from an area of voc to the federal republic of Germany for transport of passengers residing and with right of residence in Germany and for passengers having German nationality as well as their spouses, partners from the same household, minor children and parents accompanying their minor children.

Note 15:

Crew Exemptions - Entry Registration:

  • crews entering Germany and who have stayed in a high-risk area or area of voc during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from entry registration provided that compliance with appropriate safety and hygiene concepts is guaranteed. This does not apply to crews who have stayed longer than 72 hours in a voc within the last 10 days and will stay longer than 72 hours in Germany.

Note 16:

Crew Exemptions - Testing:

  • Crews are exempted from mandatory sars-cov-2 testing. This does not apply to crews who have stayed in an area of voc during the last 10 days before entry.

Note 17:

Crew Exemptions - Quarantine:

  • Crews entering Germany and who have stayed in an international high-risk area or area of voc during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from mandatory quarantine. This does not apply to crews who have stayed longer than 72 hours in an voc within the last 10 days and will stay longer than 72 hours in Germany.

Note 18:

  • Passengers travelling as part of an official German delegation via the government terminal of BER or via CGN and having stayed less than 72h in an international high-risk area are exempted from entry registration and presenting a proof of negative test for sars-cov-2.
  • Passenger travelling as part of an official German delegation via the government terminal of BER or via CGN and having stayed in a voc area are exempted from entry registration. Passenger must present a proof of negative test for sars-cov-2.

Note 19:

  • Passengers travelling professionally in order to transport goods (esp. medical supply): Requirements of note 14-16 apply. Further exemptions may apply. Please check against regulation.

Note 20:

  • Carriers must name a single point of contact (spc) for information requests from the health authorities. The contact details of the spc (company name, complete address, telephone, e mail) must be communicated to oegdkontakt(at)rki.de.

Note 21:

  • Carriers must keep the electronically stored booking data of passenger for flights from an international high -risk area or area of voc to the federal republic of Germany available for 30 days after the arrival and provide them to the health authorities on request. This applies, in particular, to electronically stored data for identification and contact details of travelers as well as to seating plans.

Note 22:

  • The crew of an en-route aircraft must inform upon identifying a suspected case of communicable disease or other public health risk on board the aircraft promptly the destination airport.

Note 23:

  • Disinfection of aircraft: Mandatory for all AOC holder and TCO.see EASA sd 2021-05 for details.

Note 24:

  • Additional restrictions apply. see notam on covid-19: passenger restrictions.

Note 25:

Non-compliance is an administrative offence and subject to penalties.

 

Please also refer the attached COVID-19 : Passenger Restriction.

2. Information

Passenger info of the German federal ministry of health:

www.rki.de/covid-19-bmg-merkblatt

list of approved vaccines:

www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19

entry regulation:

www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronaeinreisev

designation list of high-risk areas and areas of virus variant of concern:

www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete

online registration: www.einreiseanmeldung.de

substitute registration form: www.rki.de/covid-19-ersatzmitteilung

pre-flight notification federal police: bpolp(at)polizei.bund.de

single point of contact: oegd-kontakt(at)rki.de.

Date: 04 March 2022

Effective Date: From 02 March to 19 March 2022 at 2259

COVID-19: Carriers/Crews/Passengers Requirements

1. REQUIREMENTS

 Note 2:

  • Passengers are advised to check travel restrictions, testing and quarantine obligations prior to departure.

 Note 3:

EASA and ECDC guidance strictly recommend the use of medical face masks for all passengers and persons at the airport and in the aircraft as a minimum standard. (EASA/ECDC Covid-19 aviation health safety protocol).

 Note 4:

  • On all flights to Germany, all passengers including transit passengers must present proof of a Negative Test for SARS-COV-2 or a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 before departure to the carrier.
  • Proof of vaccination: EU Digital COVID certificate(EU-DCC) or an equivalent proof of vaccination. World Health Organization international certificates are accepted as an equivalent. EU-DCC is valid for a maximum of 270 days after the last vaccination dose.
  • Passengers including transit passengers who have stayed in an area of variants of concern (VOC) during the last 10 days before entry must present proof of negative PCR-Test for SARS-COVID-2. A negative antigen-test or a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 alone will not be accepted. For transport staff further exemptions may apply. Please check against regulation.
  •  Children younger than 12 years are exempted. 

Note 5:

The following tests are accepted:

  1. High-risk area or non-risk area

    1a.: Antigen, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48hrs before entry.

    1b.: PCR or POC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48hrs before time of or planned time of departure.

    2. Area of Variants of Concern

PCR or POC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48hrs before time of or planned time of departure.

Note 6:

  • On all flights to Germany carriers must only transport passengers including transit passengers who have presented proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or a proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2. Further exemptions may apply. please check against regulation.

 Note 7:

  • A proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 is subject to additional checks by the federal police / competent authority at destination airport in Germany.

 Note 8:

  • Designation of high-risk areas or areas of VOC: carriers are strongly advised to regularly review the designation list. Designations are subject to change at short notice.

Note 9:

Entry Registration:

  • Passenger who intend to enter Germany and who have stayed in a high-risk area or an area of VOC within the last 10 days prior to entry must register electronically. Use of digital online procedure is strongly advised. Paper-based registration is only accepted as a replacement if electronic registration is not possible, official substitute registration form must be used.
  • Passenger transiting via a German airport are exempt from entry registration. Further exemptions apply. please check against regulation.

Note 10:

  • Proof of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be kept by passenger at all times and presented on request to the carrier or the competent authority.

Note 11:

  • Proof of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be checked by carriers against id card or equivalent prior boarding. Carriers must only transport passengers who have presented proof of successful registration or substitute registration form. If the data provided is obviously incorrect, carriers are prohibited to transport passenger. Passengers transiting via a German airport are exempted.

Note 12:

  • On flights from Schengen countries to Germany substitute registration form must be collected by the aircraft crew and handed over to the competent authority at the destination airport in Germany.
  • On flights from non-Schengen countries to Germany substitute registration must be kept by passengers and handed over to the federal police / competent authority at the destination airport in Germany during border control checks.

Note 13:

  • Flights from non-Schengen countries to Germany: proof of successful entry registration and substitute registration form are subject to additional checks by the federal police / competent authority at destination airport in Germany.

Note 14:

Carriers are prohibited to transport passengers from an area of VOC to Germany. this restriction applies to all travel of passengers originating from an area of VOC.

 Exemptions: The transport ban does not apply to:

  • passenger having German nationality and passengers residing and with right of residence in Germany as well as their spouses, partners from the same household, minor children and parents accompanying their minor children. In the case of flights from member states of the European Union or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: The transport ban does also not apply to passengers with a partner in Germany (German nationality or right of residence in Germany) who does not belong to the same household, passenger transiting a German airport including transit from or to another Schengen country,
  • Exclusively cargo or postal or ferry flights,
  • Repatriation of aircrafts and crews,
  • Transportation of personnel in the interest of public health,
  • Ambulance flights and flights transporting transplant organs and necessary accompanying personnel,
  • Flights for urgent humanitarian reasons,
  • Flights on behalf of the EURATOM safeguards, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations and its Agencies, the European Union and the European center for medium-range weather forecasts,
  • Members of a foreign diplomatic mission or consular office as well as their accompanying spouses, partners from the same household and minor children whose appointment and arrival has been notified to the Federal Foreign Office,
  • Transport of persons accredited by the respective organizing committee for the preparation, participation, implementation and follow-up of international sporting events,
  • transports of vaccinated passengers for which the federal government of Germany has confirmed that their transport is in the national interest.

    Three days in advance carriers must notify to the Federal Police Flights from an area of

    VOC to the Federal Republic of Germany for transport of passenger residing and with right of residence in Germany and for passengers having German nationality as well as their spouses, partners from the same household, minor children and parents accompanying their minor children.

Note 15:

Crew exemptions - Entry registration:

  • Crews entering Germany and who have stayed in a high-risk area or area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from entry registration provided that compliance with appropriate safety and hygiene concepts is guaranteed. This does not apply to crews who have stayed longer than 72 hours in a VOC within the last 10 days and will stay longer than 72 hours in Germany.

Note 16:

crew exemptions - testing:

  • crews are exempted from mandatory sars-cov-2 testing. this does not apply to crews who have stayed in an area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry.

Note 17:

crew exemptions - Quarantine:

  • crews entering Germany and who have stayed in an international high-risk area or area of VOC during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from mandatory quarantine. This does not apply to crews who have stayed longer than 72 hours in an VOC within the last 10 days and will stay longer than 72 hours in Germany.

Note 18:

  • passenger travelling as part of an official German delegation via the government terminal of BER or via CGN and having stayed less than 72h in an international high-risk area are exempted from entry registration and presenting a proof of negative test for sars-cov-2.
  • passengers travelling as part of an official German delegation via the government terminal of BER or via CGN and having stayed in a VOC area are exempted from entry registration. Passenger must present a proof of negative test for sars-cov-2.

Note 19:

  • Passenger travelling professionally in order to transport goods (Esp. medical supply): Requirements of note 14-16 apply. Further exemptions may apply. please check against regulation.

Note 21:

  • carriers must keep the electronically stored booking data of passenger for flights from an international high -risk area or area of VOC to the federal republic of Germany available for 30 days after the arrival and provide them to the health authorities on request. This applies, in particular, to electronically stored data for identification and contact details of travelers as well as to seating plans.

Non-compliance is an administrative offence and subject to penalties.

 2. INFORMATION

 PAX INFO OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-BMG-MERKBLATT

LIST OF APPROVED VACCINES:

WWW.PEI.DE/IMPFSTOFFE/COVID-19

ENTRY REGULATION:

WWW.BUNDESGESUNDHEITSMINISTERIUM.DE/CORONAEINREISEV

DESIGNATION LIST OF HIGH-RISK AREAS AND AREAS OF VIRUS VARIANT OF CONCERN:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-RISIKOGEBIETE

ONLINE REGISTRATION: WWW.EINREISEANMELDUNG.DE

SUBSTITUTE REGISTRATION FORM: WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-ERSATZMITTEILUNG

PRE-FLIGHT NOTIFICATION FEDERAL POLICE: BPOLP(AT)POLIZEI.BUND.DE

Date: 18 February 2022

Germany COVID-19:

Carriers/Crews/Passengers Requirements.

Please check the travel Restrictions, Testing and Quarantine Obligations Prior to Departure. For the details, CLICK HERE.

Effective date: From 16 February 2022 to 03 March 2022

2. INFORMATION 

PAX INFO OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH: WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-BMG-MERKBLATT

LIST OF APPROVED VACCINES: WWW.PEI.DE/IMPFSTOFFE/COVID-19

ENTRY REGULATION: WWW.BUNDESGESUNDHEITSMINISTERIUM.DE/CORONAEINREISEV  

DESIGNATION LIST OF HIGH-RISK AREAS AND AREAS OF VIRUS VARIANT OF CONCERN: WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-RISIKOGEBIETE 

ONLINE REGISTRATION: WWW.EINREISEANMELDUNG.DE

SUBSTITUTE REGISTRATION FORM: WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-ERSATZMITTEILUNG 

PRE-FLIGHT NOTIFICATION FEDERAL POLICE: BPOLP(AT) POLIZEI.BUND.DE 

SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT: OEGD-KONTAKT(AT)RKI.DE.)

 

Date: 22 January 2022

Travel restrictions: Temporary travel restrictions apply to all non-essential travel from third countries to the federal republic of Germany. For the details requirement, CLICK HERE.

Effective date: From 22 January 2022 to 22 April 2022

INFORMATION

WWW.BUNDESINNENMINISTERIUM.DE/RESTRICTIONSGERMANY

LIST OF VACCINE: WWW.PEI.DE/IMPFSTOFFE/COVID-19

Date: 20 January 2022

Germany COVID-19: Carriers/Crews/Passengers Requirements. Please check the travel Restrictions, Testing and Quarantine Obligations Prior to Departure. For the details, CLICK HERE.

Effective date: From 19 January 2022 to 03 March 2022

INFORMATION

Passenger information of the German Federal Ministry of Health:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-BMG-MERKBLATT

ENTRY REGULATION:

WWW.BUNDESGESUNDHEITSMINISTERIUM.DE/CORONAEINREISEV

DESIGNATION LIST OF HIGH RISK AREAS AND AREAS OF VIRUS VARIANT OF

CONCERN:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-RISIKOGEBIETE

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

WWW.EINREISEANMELDUNG.DE

SUBSTITUTE REGISTRATION FORM:

WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-ERSATZMITTEILUNG

PRE-FLIGHT NOTIFICATION FEDERAL POLICE:

Date: 24 December 2021.

Germany COVID-19: Carriers/Crews/Passengers Requirements. Please check the travel Restrictions, Testing and Quarantine Obligations Prior to Departure. For the details, CLICK HERE.

Effective date: From 22 December 2021 to 23 March 2022

Date: 28 November 2021

COVID-19: passenger restrictions effective 27 Nov 2021 23:00 to 27 Dec 2021 23:59 est.

1. Restriction

Note 1:

Temporary travel restrictions apply to all non-essential travel from third countries to the federal republic of Germany. this does not include flight restrictions.

Note 2:

The restrictions do not apply to German citizens.

Note 3:

Exempted from these travel restrictions are passengers who have resided and last stayed in the following countries and regions:

Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macao, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay.

Note 4:

Entry into the federal republic of Germany is permitted to all passengers who have resided and last stayed in third countries, provided they are fully vaccinated against SARS COV-2 coronavirus.  

Persons under 12 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated may enter if accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. a passenger is considered fully vaccinated under the following conditions:

1. The vaccine must be listed on the website of the paul-ehrlich-institute.

2.  Passenger must have received all the necessary vaccination doses required for a complete protective vaccination as listed on the website of the paul-ehrlich-institute.

3.  At least 14 days have elapsed since the last required vaccination, except for recovered persons.

4.  Passenger has not stayed in an area of virus variants of concern during the last 10 days.

5.  Passenger who have resided and last stayed in a state whose entry requirements are not subject to reciprocity. reciprocity reservations currently exist for the following state: China. Passenger must present a digital covid certificate of the European union (EU-DCC) or an equivalent proof of vaccination before departure to the carrier.

EU-DCC or an equivalent proof of vaccination must be checked by carriers against ID card or equivalent prior boarding. the vaccination certificate must contain at least the following information:

1.  personal data of the vaccinated person (at least surname, first name and date of birth), 

2.  date of vaccination, 

3.  number of vaccination doses, 

4.  name of the vaccine, 

5.  name of the disease against which vaccination was received, and 

6.  characteristics that indicate the person or institution responsible for carrying out the vaccination or issuing the certificate, for example an official symbol or the name of the issuer.

7.  accepted languages of proof of vaccination: German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.

Note 5:

Entry into the federal republic of Germany is permitted to all passengers from third countries who have an imperative need for travel:

1. EU Citizens and third-country nationals with current right of residence in Germany,

2. healthcare workers, health researchers and geriatric care workers,

3. skilled and highly qualified foreign workers if their employment an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad,

4. freight transport and other transport personnel,

5. seasonal workers in agriculture,

6. seafarers,

7. foreign students, trainees, volunteers,

8. persons immigrating into Germany for the purpose of joining their families and visits for urgent family reasons or short term visits of core family members (husband/wife, minor children, parents of minor children) or unmarried partners in a relationship with German nationals, EU Citizens and third-country nationals with current right of residence in Germany or joint short term visits of couples (third country national and German national/EU Citizen) residing together in a third country for important reasons,

9. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons,

10. diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions,

11. ethnic German resettlers,

12. passengers in transit.

Note 6:

Entry from third countries into the federal republic of Germany for the sole purpose of onward travel to another EU-/Schengen state is permitted. this applies under the following conditions:

1. the time spent in Germany is limited to the duration required for direct transit to the destination state,

2. the third-country national is permitted to enter the destination state in accordance with annex I or annex II of the council recommendation

    (EU)2020/912 of 30 June 2020 or an individual confirmation of the granting of entry issued by the destination state.

3. the third country is not designated as an area of virus variants of concern. under these conditions, entry by air and onward travel to the country of destination by land is also permitted. it is the travellers responsibility to prove the right of entry into the country of destination and the route of travel in the event of controls.

Note 7:

areas of virus variants of concern: carriers are strongly advised to regularly review the designation list at www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete. Designations are subject to change at short notice. 

Note 8:

additional requirements apply. see notam on covid-19:

carriers/crews/passengers requirements. please advise pax to check the current travel restrictions and requirements prior to departure.

2. Information

www.bundesinnenministerium.de/restrictionsgermany

list of vaccine: www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19

 

Date: 27 November,2021 

Updates on Latest Germany entry restriction. For the details, Click Here. 

Please also refer the below link for details           

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

Date: 28 September 2021

German travel restriction update concerning information on the designation of international risk areas and entry requirements. For the details, please refer the following link https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

Date: 28 July 2021

 Updated travel restriction ordinance: CLICK HERE.

Additional information can also be found at https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/service/gesetze-und-verordnungen/guv-19-lp/coronaeinreisev/coronaeinreisev-en.html

Please check www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete for regular updates.

Date: 14 July 2021

Effective date: From 03 July until 30 September 2021 2200

COVID-19: Passenger Restrictions

  1. Restrictions

    Note 1:

    Temporary travel restrictions apply to all non-essential travel from third countries to the Federal Republic of Germany. This does not include flight restrictions. 

    Note 2:

    The restrictions do not apply to German citizens. 

    Note 3:

    Exempted from these travel restrictions are passenger who have resided and last stayed in the following countries and regions:

    Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macao, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand,

    North Macedonia, Qatar, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, USA.

    Note 4:

    Entry into the federal republic of Germany is permitted to all passengers who have resided and last stayed in third countries, provided they are fully vaccinated against SARS- Cov-2 coronavirus.

    Persons under 12 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated may enter with proof of testing and accompanied by at least one fully vaccinated parent. Mandatory SARS- Cov-2 testing does not apply for children younger than 6 years.

    A passenger is considered fully vaccinated under the following conditions:

    1. The vaccine must be listed on the website of the Paul-ehrlich-institute.

    2. Passenger must have received all the necessary vaccination doses required for a complete protective vaccination as listed on the website of the Paul-ehrlich-institute.

    3. At least 14 days have elapsed since the last required vaccination, except for recovered persons.

    4. passenger has not stayed in an area of VOC during the last 10 days.

    5. passenger is citizen of a state whose entry requirements are not subject to reciprocity. Reciprocity reservations currently exist for the following state: China.

     passenger must present a digital COVID certificate of the European union (EU-dcc) or an equivalent proof of vaccination before departure to the carrier. EU-dcc or an equivalent proof of vaccination must be checked by carriers against id card or equivalent prior boarding.

     The vaccination certificate must contain at least the following information:

    1. personal data of the vaccinated person (at least surname, first name and date of birth),

    2. date of vaccination,

    3. number of vaccination doses,

    4. name of the vaccine,

    5. name of the disease against which vaccination was received, and

    6. characteristics that indicate the person or institution responsible for carrying out the vaccination or issuing the certificate, for example an official symbol or the name of the issuer.

    7. accepted languages of proof of vaccination: German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.

     Note 5:

    Entry into the federal republic of Germany is permitted to all passengers from third countries who have an imperative need for travel:

    1. EU citizens and third-country nationals with current right of residence in Germany,

    2. healthcare workers, health researchers and geriatric care workers,

    3. skilled and highly qualified foreign workers if their employment is necessary from

    an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad,

    4. freight transport and other transport personnel,

    5. seasonal workers in agriculture,

    6. seafarers,

    7. foreign students, trainees, volunteers,

    8. persons immigrating into Germany for the purpose of joining their families and visits for urgent family reasons or short term visits of core family members (husband/wife, minor children, parents of minor children) or unmarried partners in a  relationship with German nationals, EU citizens and third-country nationals with current right of residence in Germany or joint short term visits of couples (third country national and German national/EU citizen) residing together in a third country for important reasons,

    9. persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons,

    10. diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions,

    11. ethnic German resettles,

    12. passengers in transit.

     Note 6:

    Entry from third countries into the federal republic of Germany for the sole purpose of onward travel to another EU-/Schengen state is permitted. This applies under the following conditions:

    1. the time spent in Germany is limited to the duration required for direct transit to the destination state,

    2. the third-country national is permitted to enter the destination state in accordance with annex i or annex ii of the council recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 or an individual confirmation of the granting of entry issued by the destination state.

    3. the third country is not designated as an area of variants of concern (VOC).

    Under these conditions, entry by air and onward travel to the country of destination by land is also permitted. it is the traveller's responsibility to prove the right of entry into the country of destination and the route of travel in the event of controls. 

    Note 7:

    Areas of VOC: carriers are strongly advised to regularly review the designation list at www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete.

    designations are subject to change at short notice.

     Note 8:

    Additional requirements apply. See NOTAM on covid-19: carriers/crews/passengers requirements. 

    2.INFORMATION WWW.BUNDESINNENMINISTERIUM.DE/RESTRICTIONSGERMANY LIST OF VACCINE: WWW.PEI.DE/IMPFSTOFFE/COVID-19


Date: 15 May 2021

Covid-19: carriers/crews/passengers requirements effective from 14 May 2021 1731 until 30 June 2021 2159

  1. Requirements

      Note 1 and 2: Passengers and Carries must check travel restrictions.

    Note 3:

    On all flights to Germany passenger must present proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 before departure to the carrier. Passengers transiting via a German airport to a third country are exempted. Passenger who has stayed in an area of variants of concern (voc) during the last 10 days before entry must present proof of negative test for sars-cov-2. a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 will not be accepted.

    Note 4:

    The following tests are accepted:

    1. Non risk area, international risk area including a high incidence area:        

    1a. antigen, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 48hrs before entry.

    1b. PCR or POC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 72 hours before entry.

    2. Area of variants of concern

    2a. antigen, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 24hrs before entry.

    2b. PCR or POC-PCR test, the sample collection for the test must not be older than 72hrs before entry.

    Note 5:

    On all flights to Germany carriers must only transport passenger who have presented proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2. Passengers transiting via a German airport to a third country are exempted.

      Further exemptions may apply. Please check against regulation.

    Note 6:

    Mandatory sars-cov-2 testing does not apply for children younger than six years.

    Note 7:

    A proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 is subject to additional checks by the federal police / competent authority at destination airport in Germany.

    Note 8:

    Designation of international risk areas, high-incidence areas or areas of voc: carriers are strongly advised to regularly review the designation list at www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete. Designations are subject to change at short notice.

    Note 9:

    Entry registration:

    Passenger who intends to enter Germany and who has stayed in an international risk area including a high-incidence area or an area of voc within the last 10 days prior to entry must register electronically.

    Passengers transiting via a German airport to a third country or a country in the Schengen area are exempted.

    Further exemptions apply. Please check against regulation.

    Use of digital online procedure is strongly advised. Paper-based registration is only accepted as a replacement if electronic registration is out of order or passenger do not have access to electronic registration. Official substitute registration form must be used.

    Note 10:

    Proof of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be kept by passenger at all times and presented on request to the carrier or the competent authority.

    Note 11:

    Passenger receipt of successful entry registration or substitute registration form must be checked by carriers against Id card or equivalent prior boarding.

    Carriers must only transport passenger who have presented proof of successful registration or substitute registration form. If the data provided is obviously incorrect, carriers are prohibited to transport passenger.

    Note 12:

    On flights from Schengen countries to Germany substitute registration form must be collected by the aircraft crew and handed over to the competent authority at the destination airport in Germany. On flights from non-Schengen countries to Germany substitute registration must be kept by passenger and handed over to the federal police / competent authority at the destination airport in Germany during border control checks.

    Note 13:

    Flights from non-Schengen countries to Germany: registration receipt and substitute registration is subject to additional checks by the federal police / competent authority at destination airport in Germany.

    Note 14:

    Carriers are prohibited to transport passenger from an area of voc to Germany. This restriction applies to all travel of passenger originating from an area of voc.

    Exemptions: please refer the attached NOTAM:  the transport ban does not apply to:

    - Passenger having German nationality and passenger residing and with right of residence in Germany as well as their spouses, partners from the same household and minor children.

    - Passenger transiting a German airport,

    -exclusively cargo or postal or ferry flights,

    -repatriation of aircrafts and crews,

    -transportation of personnel in the interest of public health,

    -ambulance flights and flights transporting transplant organs and necessary accompanying personnel,

    -flights for urgent humanitarian reasons,

    -flights on behalf of the euratom safeguards, the international atomic energy agency, the united nations and its agencies

    -members of a foreign diplomatic mission or consular office as well as their spouses, partners from the same household and minor children whose appointment and arrival has been notified to the federal foreign office.

    Three days in advance carriers must notify to the federal police flights from an area of voc to the federal republic of Germany for transport of passenger residing and with right of residence in Germany and for passenger having German nationality as well as their spouses, partners from the same household and minor children.

    Note 15:

    Crew exemptions - entry registration:

    Crews entering Germany and who have stayed in an international risk area, high risk area or area of voc during the last 10 days before entry are exempted from entry registration provided that compliance with appropriate safety and hygiene concepts is guaranteed. This does not apply to crews staying longer than 72 hours in Germany or area of voc and who have stayed in an area of voc during the last 10 days before entry.

    Note 16:

    Crew exemptions - testing:

    Crews are exempted from mandatory sars-cov-2 testing.

    This does not apply to crews who have stayed in a high risk area longer than 72 hours or an area of voc during the last 10 days before entry. Crews must present proof of a negative sars-cov-2 test or a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2.

    Crews who have stayed in an area of voc during the last 10 days before entry must present proof of negative test for sars-cov-2. A vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2 will not be accepted.

    Note 17:

    Crew exemptions - quarantine:

    Crews entering Germany and who have stayed in an international

      risk area, high risk area or area of voc during the last 10 days before  entry are exempted from mandatory quarantine . This does not apply to crews staying longer than 72 hours in Germany or area of voc and who have stayed in an area of voc during the last 10 days before entry.

    Note 18:

    Passenger travelling as part of an official German delegation via the government terminal of BER or via CGN and having stayed less than72 hours in an international risk area, high risk area or area of voc are exempted from entry registration and presenting a proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-2.

    Note 19:

    Passenger travelling professionally in order to transport goods (esp. medical supply) are exempted from entry registration and presenting a proof of negative test for sars-cov-2 or a vaccination certificate or a proof of recovery of sars-cov-.

    Note 20:

    Carriers must name a single point of contact (spc) for information requests from the health authorities. The contact details of the spc must be communicated to OEGD-kontakt(at)rki.de.

    Note 21:

    Carriers must keep the electronically stored booking data of passengers for flights from an international risk area, high risk area or area of voc to the federal republic of Germany available for 30 days after the arrival and provide them to the health authorities on request. This applies, in particular, to electronically stored data for identification and contact details of travellers as well as to seating plans.

    Note 22:

    The crew of an en-route aircraft must inform upon identifying a suspected case of communicable disease or other public health risk on board the aircraft promptly the destination airport according to ICAO PANS ATM DOC 4444.

    Note 23:

    Non-compliance is an administrative offence and subject to penalties.

    2. Information

    Passenger information of the German federal ministry of health: www.rki.de/covid-19-bmg-merkblatt

    Entry regulation: www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronaeinreisev International risk area, high incidence area and area of virus variant of concern definition:

    www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete

    Online registration: www.einreiseanmeldung.de substitute registration form:

    www.rki.de/covid-19-ersatzmitteilung pre-flight notification federal police: bpolp(at)polizei.bund.de.

    single point of contact: oegd-kontakt(at)rki.de.

Date: April 02 2021

Test obligation for passengers entering Germany

 -         All passengers – including transit passengers! - arriving in Frankfurt per plane are obliged to show proof of negative COVID test before boarding the flight – no matter whether they come from a risk or non-risk area.

-         The airline is not allowed to carry passengers without a negative COVID test

-         If passengers weren’t able to get a test done before departure, airlines can offer a testing possibility before boarding

-         Transportation of passengers with a positive COVID test is forbidden. Those passengers have to follow the local quarantine regulation.

-         The test has to be a PCR test or an antigen rapid test with the specifications according to the recommendations of WHO and has to be carried out no more than 48 h prior to entry.

-         The passengers have to carry the proof of the negative test when entering Germany as the Federal Police will do checks upon arrival.

-         Crews and children up to 6 years are exempted from this new regulation.

-         The obligations to fill out the digital entry registration and the local quarantine regulations when returning from a risk area, high risk area or an area of VOC are still valid.

-         The valid information leaflet for the passengers is attached.

 This new regulation is valid as of 30 March 2021 until 12 May 2021.

Date: 27 March 2021

Please find the attached/below latest regulatory update for FRA.

Test obligation for passengers entering Germany

Date: 01 March 2021

GERMANY Restriction Detail (Mandatory: passengers must use Medical Masks (Surgical Masks, FFP2 or KN95) only when they are at any airport in Germany. We advise all passengers to use those masks while boarding their flight as well).

Date: 30 January 2021 

Latest update regarding the transportation ban for passengers on flights from areas of variants of concern:

  • Passengers from areas of variant SARS-COVID 2 virus concern are not allowed to enter Germany. Carriers are not allowed to transport persons from areas of variant of concern to the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Exempted from the transportation ban are:

    1. Persons which are resides or residents in Germany
    2. Transit passengers (non-Schengen – non-Schengen) or transit passengers within German destinations Please note: Passengers which land on a German airport and transfer to a flight in the Schengen area are not exempted from the transportation ban - as they have to enter Germany and this is not allowed at the moment.
    3. Mail - , Ferry or Cargo flights
    4. Positioning flights, repatriation of crew members
    5. Transportation of personnel from Health Authorities or for emergency medical reasons (Organ transportation etc.)
    6. Urgent humanitarian reason
    7. Persons by order from International Atomic Energy Agency, and United Nations.
      • The airline has to declare the flight details (e.g. flight number, estimated number of passengers, day of operation, arrival time etc.) three days in advance of the planned immigration (day of arrival). Please send the information to  bpolp@polizei.bund.de
      • The obligation to fill out the passenger locator form (PLF,  www.einreiseanmeldung.de) and to carry the proof of a negative COVID test is still valid. Both have to be shown to the carrier  before boarding the flight. Passengers without a PLF or the proof of a negative testing are not allowed to enter into Germany and shouldn’t board the plane.
      • Passengers are required, prior to leaving the aircraft, to have all required documents ready for inspection together with their passport before approaching border control.

        The ordinance is valid from 30 January 2021 (00.00hrs) and is valid until 17 February 2021, unless there are changes made by the Federal government.

        Please check  www.rki.de/risikogebiete regularly on updates!

        Areas of variants of concern as per today (29 Jan 2021):

            Brazil

           Eswatini

           Lesotho

            Portugal

            Republic of Ireland

            Republic of South Africa

           United Kingdom & Northern Ireland

        General Information:  https://b2b.frankfurt-airport.com/en/airlines-b2b/coronavirus.html

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Date: 23 January 2021

Updated Germany travel restriction.

Date: 10 January 2021

  • All passengers arriving from risk areas must provide proof of COVID test result no later than 48 hours after entry
  • Passengers arriving from HIGH INCIDENCE or RISK AREA with VARIANTS of SARS-COVID-2 Virus, PROOF OF PREFLIGHT TEST is mandatory. The sample collection of the test must not be older  
  • than 48 HOURS before entry
  • All passengers MUST register online at:  WWW.EINREISEANMELDUNG.DE
  • Paper registrations are only allowed for those who do not have the online access
  • proof of registration or paper forms are checked and collected by the border police at passport control
  • Airlines shall not accept passengers who do not have proof or registration or the paper form.

     Updated and more restrictive entry requirements to Germany.  This regulation will apply from 14 January 2021, and is valid until 31 March 2021 until further notice.

    1- Registration process

    As before, entrants from all risk areas are required to complete a digital entry declaration ("DEA") at  https://isolation.ethiopianairlines.com/smg/1?url=www.einreiseanmeldung.de&metadata=eyJ0ZW5hbnRfaWQiOiIiLCJ1dWlkIjoiNDAwMDZDRTQ3QkMzNEVBQzkwRUI0OTA0ODZDNzIzMjciLCJkYXRldGltZSI6IjE2MTA1NjQxNDgifQ%3D%3D&sig=0C7FD89E4AEB2609C3B75F94F50F19BBD242CC0FC6C39C2611E7D9B0380DDD6A. The carriers are obliged to check the proof of the DEA before boarding the aircraft. If the passenger was not able to fill it out electronically, the passenger has to fill out the written substitute paper form (sample attached).

    If the passenger denies to fill out the entry declaration, the airline has to deny boarding.

    Airlines arriving from a risk area in Schengen have to collect the paper forms and bring them to the Frankfurt airport clinic immediately after arrival (process as before). Passengers arriving from non-Schengen risk areas, have to present the DEA/paper form at passport control.

    2- Covid testing

    The German Health Authorities differentiate the risk areas in three different categories: risk area, high incidence areas and areas with virus mutations.

    -   Travelers returning to Germany from a risk area or those who stayed in a risk area during the last ten days prior to entry have to obtain proof of a negative Covid test no later than 48 hours after entry and must present this proof to the health authority on request.

  • Crews are exempted from the obligation to fill out the DEA and the proof of a negative COVID testing.

    - Travelers returning from a high incidence area or an area with a virus mutation (VOC – Variant of Concern) have to obtain proof of a negative Covid test upon check in/boarding the flight. The airline is not allowed to board the passenger without the proof of the negative Covid test which has been taken no longer than 48 hours prior to entry into Germany.

  • Crews entering from a high incidence area have to fill out the DEA and are not obliged to have a negative Covid test – as long as they have not stayed longer than 72 hours in a high risk area.
  • No exemptions for crews entering from an area with a virus mutation – obligation to fill out the DEA form and a proof a negative Covid test.

According to the authorities, all categories of the risk areas will be published on the website of the Robert Koch Institute:  https:/  /www.rki.de/risikogebiete .

- Requirement for proof of negative test result for all passengers to the US and Canada

Starting 26 January 2021, a proof of a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 is required from all passengers arriving from a foreign country to the US. Already since 08 January, the same instruction applies to travel to Canada.

-  Procedure with Covid-19 positive tested transfer passengers We would like to draw your attention once again to the procedure with Covid-19 positive tested transfer passengers receiving their test result during the stopover in Frankfurt: The responsibility for those passengers generally lies with the airline that transported the guest. This airline must inform the passenger about the further procedure: According to the Hessian Quarantine Ordinance, passengers who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 must go immediately and directly to their own homes or to other accommodation that allows isolation, even without an individual order from the responsible health department. In order to enter Germany, passengers without a visa have to contact the Federal Police at Guard A or Guard B in Terminal 1, which will allow entry via a border crossing certificate or visas. Subsequently, a suitable hotel must be sought without delay. The airline is responsible for the necessary assistance, e.g. the accommodation and transportation to the hotel.

RKI - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Information zur Anerkennung von diagnostischen Tests auf SARS-CoV-2 bei Einreise aus einem Risikogebiet nach Deutschland

January 10, 2021

 find the attached updated COVID restrictions and quarantine requirements to Germany:

-  New rule states that passengers need to get tested for COVID-19 48 hours before or immediately after entry to Germany and present test result to concerned authorities in electronic or paper form.

-  For details of accepted test types, more information can be obtained from the below link:

  RKI - Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Information zur Anerkennung von diagnostischen Tests auf SARS-CoV-2 bei Einreise aus einem Risikogebiet nach Deutschland

Date: 23 December 2020

Ban on flights from UK, Northern Ireland and South Africa to Germany

Effective Date: 22 December 2020 0000 until 06 January 2021 2559

Covid-19: flight / passenger restrictions:

1. Restrictions note:

1: flights from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the republic of South Africa are prohibited to land in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Note 2: Passenger residing and with right of residence in Germany are permitted to be transported as of January 01, 2021.

Note 3: exempted from these restrictions are:

A. cargo or postal or ferry flights,

B. flights for repositioning of aircrafts including crews,

C. transportation of medical personnel in the interest of public health, ambulance flights and flights transporting transplant organs and necessary accompanying personnel,

D. flights for humanitarian reasons,

E. flights on behalf of the international atomic energy agency, the United Nations and its agencies.

Note 4: for passenger entering Germany from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the republic of South Africa SARS-CoV-2 testing is mandatory. Passengers are advised to check testing obligations and travel restrictions prior to departure.

2. Information: www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de

All passengers who entered Germany from 22 December 2020 on and have been to the UK, Northern Ireland and in the Republic of South Africa within the last 10 days are obliged to have a negative COVID test (< 48 hours before entry or at the time of entry into Germany). Also note, from 22 December 2020 on, there is a flight ban and a subsequent prohibition of passenger transportation until 06 January 2021.

Exemption: Persons with the right to reside in Germany and residents have the permission to be transported and entry into Germany (with testing and quarantine obligation) starting 01 January 2021.

Date: 06 November 2020

 Entry requirements update for FRA/Germany:

 New quarantine obligation for travelers returning from risk areas

 From 08 November 2020 new quarantine regulations will be in force for inbound passengers returning from or staying in the last 10 days in risk areas.

 Those travelers are obliged to go directly to their home or other suitable accommodation immediately after their return and to stay there permanently for a period of 10 days.

 In order to shorten the 10 days quarantine, a PCR-Covid-19 test can be done from the fifth day after entry onwards. After receiving a negative test result the quarantine ends. At this time, the tests for returning travelers from risk countries is free of charge in related test centers until 10 days after arrival.

 Further information on exemptions from quarantine regulations can be found at:

 https://soziales.hessen.de/gesundheit/corona-hessen/quarantaene-bestimmungen-und-coronatests- fuer-einreisende/neue-regelungen-ab-08112020/ausnahmen-zu-quarantaenebestimmungen-und- coronatests-fuer-einreisende

 Online registration form (PLC - passenger locator card) planned from November 8, 2020.

 There is the obligation to inform the health office immediately after arriving from risk countries. Those travelers have to register online at www.einreiseanmeldung.de

 Procedure Non-Schengen flights from risk areas: the saved or written registration is shown/ hand over to the border authority at immigration by the passenger. We advise to remind passengers on board of the aircraft about the registration need and provide PLC´s for passengers not having registered online.

 Procedure Schengen flights from risk areas:  Remind passengers on board of the aircraft about the registration need and provide PLC´s for passengers not having registered online. All written PLC´s have to be handed over to the airport clinic by the airline (same process as before).

 You can find a sample PLC here in different languages:

https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/Infekt/IGV/Aussteigerkarte_Tab.html

 If digital registration is not possible or until the new online registration form is released by the authorities, passengers will still have to fill out the PLC . The current procedures for the PLCs are still valid.

Date: 01 October 20

The summary of the update is as below:

 All airlines arriving in Frankfurt ( from non-risk & risk areas) have to hand out the information leaflet for travelers to their passengers. Information leaflet for passengers see attached in the email (only in German, English version will follow when available) Risk areas definition https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html

  • Effective immediately all passengers arriving from NON-SHENGEN risk-areas need to fill PLC (Passenger Locator Cards) and the PCL’s will NOW BE COLLECTED BY FEDERAL POLIC AT IMMIGRATION DESKS. The passenger data will be (spot-) checked and transferred to the health authorities.
  • It is the responsibility of the airlines to inform their passengers of this process and the responsibility to hand over the PLC to the Federal Police at passport control
  • Only the COVID-19-related PLCs may be used. The current version in several languages can be found at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Transport/Aussteigekarten_Covid_Tab.html
  • PLCs are only to be printed out in A4 format and on one side, the scanning process in the subsequent processing at the health authorities is optimized for A4, A5 cannot be processed. With another paper format it would be impossible to transfer the data to the responsible health departments, which would constitute non-compliance

Date: 16 September 2020

Information regarding  quarantine  and  tests  for travelers.

 Change as of September 15, 2020:

  • Tests for travelers from non-risk areas are no longer free of charge.
  • Travelers who have been in a risk area (updated risk areas can be found under HTTPS:/  /WWW.RKI.DE/COVID-19-RISIKOGEBIETE ) at any time in the 14 days prior to arrival are legally required, upon arrival, to provide proof of having been tested for the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at the request of the relevant health authority or any other authority determined by the state. Alternatively, they must submit themselves for such testing if requested to do so. They can also be tested free of charge within 10 days of arrival from a risk area, even if not requested to do so. To arrange a test, they need to call the hotline for the medical appointment service on 116 117. (excerpt from the passenger info leaflet “ Rules for incoming passengers to Germany in connection with Coronavirus SARS- CoV-2” )
  • The corresponding new version of the passenger information leaflet as well as the passenger locator card (PLC) can be found under https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos- reisende/merkblatt-aussteigekarte.html .

 Currently there are no changes to the requirement for giving out the information leaflets for travelers to all passengers or to the process for the PLCs.

 Others

General Information:

https://b2b.frankfurt-airport.com/en/airlines-b2b/coronavirus.html

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Date: 14 August 2020. 

Fra avi embargo

There is an import embargo from 14-28 august 2020 on dogs and cats to Frankfurt. Do not accept or send any animal transports (cargo) to Frankfurt during this period.

Date: 13 August 2020

Germany- fra entry requirement update 12.08.2020.

Information regarding mandatory tests for travellers returning from risk areas

All airlines arriving in Frankfurt (from non-risk & risk areas) have to hand out the information leaflet for travellers to their passengers. Link to the leaflet can be found on the second page. Passenger information leaflet:   www.rki.de/covid-19-bmg-merkblatt.

Only plcs (passenger locator cards) from passengers of flights from risk areas have and should be brought to the Frankfurt airport clinic. Should you as airline use plcs to collect the needed passenger contact data, please keep them in your office or other for the required 30 days, to have them available on request of the health authority.

           passenger locator card (plc):   www.rki.de/covid-19-aussteigekarten

To simplify the processes for the follow-up by the health authority, the plcs should be in din a4 format whenever possible.

Also important for the follow-up: the collected plcs are to be brought to the Frankfurt airport clinic solely in a closed envelope with flight number, flight date and departure airport written on it.

Crews: employees of transport and transport companies who have been abroad for less than 72 hours or who have been in Hessen for less than 48 hours are exempted.

Airport information for arriving passengers: please find attached samples of information posters in English and German, which are placed in the terminals. They are also distributed at information desks 

The following regulations apply to all persons entering Hessen from a risk area:

Passengers entering Hessen from abroad and have stayed in a risk area during the 14 days prior to their entry, must go home or to their accommodation immediately. Passengers must go into quarantine for 14 days. Risk areas are designated by the Robert Koch institute: https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete

Passengers entering from a risk area are obliged to present a medical certificate confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the sars cov-2 virus.

If passengers cannot provide proof, they are subject to take the test on arrival.  The test is free of charge.

Passenger must remain in quarantine at home or in accommodation until the test results are available. The obligation to quarantine does not apply if your test result is negative for infection with the sars-cov-2 virus.

Passengers entering from a risk area are obliged to inform the responsible health authority for their place of residence/accommodation about their entry, their contact details and the test result. Passenger can find the health office on the internet at:    https://tools.rki.de/plztool/

No obligation to quarantine exists for, among others

 employees of transport and transport companies who have been abroad for less than 72 hours or who have been in Hessen for less than 48 hours.

  travellers in transit, these must leave Hessen by the most direct route.

Violations of these regulations can be punished with a fine of up to € 25,000.

Frankfurt airport covid test and pl cards requirement.

Regulations/ policies (information by authorities)

Mandatory tests for travellers returning from risk areas

As of august 8, 2020, due to an official order, there is a test obligation for travellers returning from risk areas. Anyone returning from a risk area has to take a covid-19 test either within 48 hours in advance at the point of departure or within 72 hours after entering Germany. This test is free of charge and is possible at both test centres directly at the airport, located on the pedestrian bridge connecting terminal 1 and the long-distance train station, or at any other test location (e.g. Registered doctors, hospitals, health authorities, etc.).

For clarification following information:

All airlines arriving in Frankfurt have to hand out the information leaflet for travellers to their passengers.

Airlines arriving from a risk area (information on the designation of international risk areas can be found under https:/ /www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete ) are asked to give out two plcs (passenger locator cards) per passenger. The second plc, in addition to the one mentioned in the corresponding notam (attached to this email), is a request of the hessian ministry for social affairs and intended to quicken the registration at a covid-19 test location in Hesse. One plc has to be collected by the airline and has to be brought to the Frankfurt airport clinic, functioning in this case as branch of the local health authority, right after arrival.  Please put the plcs in a closed envelope with flight number, flight date and departure airport. As these are data protection relevant data, the envelope is to be handed over personally at the registration or to one of the clinic staff. The second plc will stay with the passenger to be presented at the covid-19 test centre in case the passenger decides to be tested right at the airport. Please advise the passengers to keep the boarding pass or other prove of flight.

In case a passenger arrives from a non-risk airport but has been in a risk area within 14 days prior to arrival, it is his responsibility to contact the responsible health authority directly after arrival and get tested.

Crews on flights from risk areas are exempted.

Air carriers must keep the passenger data available to them for flights to the federal republic of Germany for 30 days after arrival. This applies, in particular, to electronically stored data for identification and contact details of travellers as well as to seating plans. 

Passenger information leaflet:  www.rki.de/covid-19-bmg-merkblatt
passenger locator card (plc):   www.rki.de/covid-19-aussteigekarten

Risk areas definition:  https://www.rki.de/covid-19-risikogebiete

General information:

https://b2b.frankfurt-airport.com/en/airlines-b2b/coronavirus.html

United States

Americas

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Update Date: 03 May 2022

Entry requirements for passengers to the United States of America:

  1. U.S Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, and Immigrants: Travel to and from the United States:
     
  • Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel. There is also an option for people who have documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Children under 2 years old do not need to test. Learn more about these requirements.
  • All passengers to the United States must complete an attestation form before boarding flights to the United States. The form can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/NCEZID-combined-disclosure-attestation-en-508.pdf

 2. Non-U.S. Citizen, Non-U.S. Immigrants: Travel to and from the United States:

     
  • You must be fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to travel to the United States by plane if you are a non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to the United States on an immigrant visa). Only limited exceptions apply. Learn more about this requirement
  • Before boarding a flight to the United States, you are required to show a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 1 day before travel. There is also an option for people who have documented recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days. Children under 2 years old do not need to test. Learn more about these requirements;
  • All passengers must complete an attestation form before boarding flights to the United States. The form can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/NCEZID-combined-disclosure-attestation-en-508.pdf
  • For detail information, other requirements and exceptions, please refer the following link:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

Date: 07 December 2021

Travel Requirements have changed. Starting December 6, all air passengers regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.

For detail information, other requirements and exceptions, please refer the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

Date: 28 November 2021

 USA travel restrictions on the entry of certain travelers into the United States in an effort to slow the introduction of the new Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19.

 Effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on November 29, 2021.

  • This proclamation does not apply to persons aboard a flight scheduled to arrive in the United States that departed prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on November 29, 2021. 

Section 1. Suspension and Limitation on Entry.

United States to take action to suspend and restrict the entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of noncitizens of the United States (“noncitizens”) who were physically present within:

  • the Republic of Botswana
  • the Kingdom of Eswatini
  • the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • the Republic of Malawi
  • the Republic of Mozambique
  • the Republic of Namibia
  • the Republic of South Africa
  • the Republic of Zimbabwe 

during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. 

Their entry should be subject to certain restrictions, limitations, and exceptions.

Section 2. Scope of Suspension and Limitation on entry

a)  Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply to:

(i)     any lawful permanent resident of the United States;
ii)  any noncitizen national of the United States;
(iii)   any noncitizen who is the spouse of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
(iv)   any noncitizen who is the parent or legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21;
(v)     any noncitizen who is the sibling of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that both are unmarried and under the age of 21;
(vi)    any noncitizen who is the child, foster child, or ward of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, or who is a prospective adoptee seeking to enter the United States pursuant to the IR-4 or IH-4 visa classifications;
(vii)   any noncitizen traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment or mitigation of the virus;

(viii)  any noncitizen traveling as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a C-1, D, or C-1/D nonimmigrant visa as a crewmember or any noncitizen otherwise traveling to the United States as air or sea crew;
(ix)    any noncitizen
      (A)  seeking entry into or transiting the United States pursuant to one of the following visas:  A-1, A-2, C-2, C-3 (as a foreign government official or immediate family member of an official), E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee’s immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 (or seeking to enter as a nonimmigrant in one of those NATO categories); or
      (B)  whose travel falls within the scope of section 11 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement;
(x)     any noncitizen who is a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or who is a spouse or child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces;
(xi)    any noncitizen whose entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their respective designees, based on a recommendation of the Attorney General or his designee; or
(xii)   any noncitizen or group of noncitizens whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees.

     

 (b)  Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to affect any individual’s eligibility for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the regulations issued pursuant to the legislation implementing the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, consistent with the laws and regulations of the United States.

Full details please refer CDC website:

               https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html

 

Date: 28 October 2021

Effective date:  November 8, 2021 at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT).

 Vaccination is mandatory requirement for all non-US citizens and non-immigrants to travel to the United States. Noncitizens, nonimmigrants who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless a passengers meet the criteria for an exceptions.

 For the datils, please refer at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html, and here

  1. Mandatory vaccine requirements:

Passengers must hold a proof that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to travel/board a flight to the United States, unless a passengers meet the criteria for an exceptions

  • The new vaccination requirement applies to all non-US citizens and non-immigrants
  • The new vaccination requirement do not apply to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or U.S. lawful permanent residents.
  • The proclamation does not apply to crew.
  • Noncitizens and nonimmigrants who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, will NOT be allowed to board a flight to the United States, unless a passengers meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order.
  • All non-crew required to present digital or paper documentation of “Proof of Being Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19” to carrier prior to boarding unless excepted.

Categories of noncitizen, nonimmigrants that meet the criteria for an exception under the Proclamation and CDC’s Order include: (For the details refer at limited exceptions apply):

    • Diplomatic, government travel, UN travel
    • Children under 18
    • People in clinical trials (vaccine trials).
    • People with medical contraindications
    • Humanitarian and emergency exceptions granted by CDC
    • Persons with valid visas [excluding B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourism) visas] who are citizens of a foreign country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability (from countries with less than 10% of total population vaccinated).
    • US armed forces
    • Sea crew members
    • Persons with National Interest Exception
  • Every excepted individual without proof of vaccination must attest to:
    • They are excepted.
    • They have arranged for a test within 3 days of arrival unless they have proof of recovering from COVID in last 90 days.
    • They have arranged to self-quarantine unless they can show they have recovered from COVID in last 90 days.
    • They have arranged to self-isolate if the test is positive

 Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines:

Vaccines must be accepted by the CDC ( https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/proof-of-vaccination.html#covid-vaccines) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines

  1. Test requirements:

All passengers aged two years and older, (including US Citizens / permanent residents) must present a paper or digital documentation of a negative PCR or antigen test. Detail at https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/fr-proof-negative-test.html

    • If fully vaccinated, the test must take place within 3 days of departure.
    • If not fully vaccinated (US Citizens / permanent residents and those allowed to travel under an exception), the test must take place within one day of travel.
    • OR a passenger can present a documentation of recovery in the form of both:
      • A positive test no more than 90 days before a flight and
      • A letter from a licensed health professional stating that the passenger has been cleared to travel
  1. Passenger Attestation: All passengers must complete an Attestation Form. The form can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/NCEZID-FRM-Combo-Passenger-Disclose-508.pdf
  1. Quarantine 
  • Updated FAQs

Date: 07 May 2021

Passengers holding B1 and/or B2 visas cannot travel to USA via Europe. Any passenger who attempts to enter USA via European intermediary points holding B1 and/or B2 visa; shall not be accepted at origin or shall be subjected to immediate deportation upon arrival to Europe.

Date: 05 May 2021

As per new Emergency Amendment released below:

China, Iran, All Schengen Countries, Ireland, Brazil, South Africa, India.

Hence, a passenger who was transit in the above countries within 14 days is not eligible to travel to the USA. India is newly added and this enforcement is as of May 4, 2021.

Date: 26 January 2021

Please refer the below link concerning proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease and comply accordingly.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/25/proclamation-on-the-suspension-of-entry-as-immigrants-and-non-immigrants-of-certain-additional-persons-who-pose-a-risk-of-transmitting-coronavirus-disease/

Date: 25 January 2021

The specific details on the new COVID-19 testing requirement for all international departures to the U.S.

  • Where we have contact information, international inbound customers will receive advance communication from United regarding the test requirement. Customers will be responsible for the cost of any tests.
  • At the airport, every customer age 2 and older will need to present:
    • For customers with a negative test – Written or electronic documentation which clearly indicates:
      • Customer name (name and any other personal identifiers must match the customer ID)
      • Date the test was taken:- Test must be taken within three(3) calendar days before departure of the flight to the USA.
      • Type of test. The CDC rule requires a viral test, which means a molecular COVID-19 test (such as PCR or LAMP) or antigen test.
      • Results must state “negative”, “SARS-CoV-2 RNA not detected” or “SARS-CoV-2 antigen not detected.” A test marked “invalid” is not acceptable

        OR

    • For customers with a positive test – Written or electronic documentation, dated within the last 90 days, of recovery from COVID-19 after previous infection. This should be in the form of a positive viral test result and a letter on official letterhead that contains the name, address and phone number of a licensed healthcare provider or public health official stating that the passenger has been cleared for travel.

      AND

    • A passenger disclosure and attestation form prior to departure is required for every customer age 2 and above. The form can be found on the CDC website and will also be available at the departure airport. Please encourage customers to print and complete prior to arriving at the airport.
  • Customers who do not show proof of a test or refuse to test prior to travel will be denied boarding. Denied boarding compensation will not be paid. Customers in this situation should be offered a refund or rebooked for a later date at no additional charge. 
  • These documentation requirements do not apply to customers flying from U.S. territories such as Guam to the mainland.

Date: 16 January 2021

 Please refer the below links for the CDC Order and Attestation that require a negative COVID test for all arriving inbound passengers. The order will go in to effect on January 26, 2021.

Order: Federal Register Notice: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Result or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline Passengers Arriving into the United States | Quarantine | CDC

FAQs: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC

Date: 03 January 2021

As per the below, there is suspension on visa processing and entry to the US including DV card and  work visa holders till March 31, 2021.  It is, therefore, necessary to note the suspension of entry. We can accept normal B1/B2 visa, green card and citizens. 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/extension-of-presidential-proclamations-10014-and-10052.html

1. Passengers who have transited or have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or in the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe), in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter the USA.  
This does not apply to:

  • Nationals and permanent residents of the USA;
  • spouses of nationals and of permanent residents of the USA;
  • Parents/legal guardians of an unmarried and younger than 21 years national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • The unmarried and younger than 21 years brother or sister of a national or permanent resident of the USA, who is unmarried and younger than 21 years;
  • The child/foster child/ward of a national or permanent resident of the USA;
  • Passengers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces;
  • Passengers with evidence of traveling at the invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
  • Passengers with documents issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or U.S. Department of State indicating that the passenger is exempt from the restriction;
  • B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember actives.

2. Passengers who have been in one of the countries listed in bullet number 1 in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must arrive at one of the following airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas, (DFW), Detroit (DTW), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), Honolulu (HNL), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK or EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Washington (IAD)

3. Passengers who have been in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China (People's Rep.), Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe) in the past 14 days but are exempt from the restriction to enter the USA, must self-quarantine for 14 days once they reach their final destination.

4. Passports issued to nationals of Belarus which have expired between 30 April 2020 and 31 July 2020, are considered valid with an extension of 3 months.

VIET NAM  - published 14.03.2020

  1.  Passengers who have been in or transited through China (People's Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Viet Nam. This does not apply to passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose. This does not apply to nationals of Viet Nam. This does not apply to passengers who reside in Viet Nam.
  2.  All passengers must fill out a quarantine form prior to arrival.
  3.  Passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purpose will undergo a medical examination at the border before allowed to enter Viet Nam.
  4.  Passengers who have been or transited through Korea (Rep.) will be quarantined.
  5.  Passengers who have been or transited through Iran or Italy in the past 14 days will be quarantined for 14 days.
  6.  Nationals of Italy and Korea (Rep.) with a normal passport are no longer visa-exempt.
  7.  Nationals of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden and passengers with a British passport are no longer visa-exempt.
  8.  Passengers with a Certificate of Visa Exemption issued by Viet Nam are no longer visa exempt if they reside in China (People's Rep.), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Norway, Spain, Sweden or United Kingdom.

Effective 12:00 pm Viet Nam local time, 15 March 2020:

  1. All visa on arrivals are suspended.
  2. Passengers who have been in or transited through the United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Viet Nam. This does not apply to passengers who travel for diplomatic or official purposes.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Viet Nam.
  • This does not apply to passengers who reside in Viet Nam.

If any new travel restrictions will be imposed, we will ensure that Timatic is updated accordingly. We are monitoring this outbreak very closely and we will keep you posted on the developments.

For detail information, other requirements and exceptions, please refer the following link: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html 

Gabon

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 19 March 2022

  • Gabon has lifted all travel restrictions imposed on entry in relation to COVID-19.

Date: 26 January 2022 

1, The travel ban imposed on the Southern African countries (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola) has been lifted.

2, Passengers to Gabon:

  • Required to have Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure. This does not apply to passengers 6 years and youngers.
  • Take Rapid test on arrival for all vaccinated or unvaccinated passengers by paying XAF 20,000 regular and 50,000 for VIP     
  • All unvaccinated passengers (Gabonese, foreigners, residents, and non-residents) arriving at Libreville international airport shall undergo mandatory hotel quarantine for 5 days at their own expense. Passengers are expected to reserve hotels at https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga/home. Exemption:

                a)    Crews

                b)    Passengers with a diplomatic passport;

                c)    Passengers with valid COVID-19 Vaccinations Cards

     

Date: 26 December 2021 

Gabonese citizens who are currently in countries of Southern Africa banned due to Omicron Covid-19 virus, can enter Gabon as long as they present a letter from their respective embassies. Even if they cannot present letter from their respective embassies, passengers with Gabonese passport will be accepted.

Date: 29 November 2021

 All Passengers originating from the following countries are not allowed to enter Gabon effective immediately. 

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
  • Eswatini
  • Mozambique
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • Angola

Date: 22 November 2021

Updated Gabon entry requirements.  

  1. Starting 15December 2021, mandatory quarantine days for un-vaccinated passengers is increased to 5 days instead of one day (24hrs)  

Passengers can use below link for hotel reservation before arriving at LBV airport.  

  • Negative PCR test taken within 72hours before arriving Gabon is still mandatory
  • PCR test will still be taken on arrival at LBV airport for all vaccinated or unvaccinated passengers by paying XAF 20,000 regular and 50,000 for VIP     

         https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga/home -  link for hotel booking

Date:  12 June 2021

 Effective 15 June 2021, all passengers (Gabonese, foreigners, residents, and non-residents) arriving at Libreville international airport shall go for a mandatory hotel quarantine of one day (24Hrs) at their own expense. Passengers are expected to reserve hotels on the link indicated below.

https://voyageurs.assistcovid19.ga/home

  • Exceptions to this new rule are only made to:

a)    Crews ;

b)    Passengers with a diplomatic passport;

c)    Passengers with valid COVID-19 Vaccinations Cards.

  • Passengers have to show the evidence of the hotel reservation either on their smart phones or by hard copies while boarding their flight at origin stations.
  • Non-compliance with this requirement shall command heavy financial penalty.
  • All previous Gabon health requirements and entry restrictions remain valid.

 

Date: 25 February 2021

  • All passengers arriving to Libreville must present a negative PCR test made within 72 hours before departure.
  • Passengers are expected to take PCR test up on arrival at Libreville airport at own cost. The test cost is approximately USD 40.00 
  •  Passengers are required to fill and print the health declaration form before check-in at the origin stations. The from can be obtained at: https://www.libreville-aeroport.com/covid-registration/.

During the boarding and disembarking phases, passengers are required to comply with all preventive measures against COVID-19, in particular:

  • Wear a face mask
  • Have a normal body temperature
  • Abide by the protocol of distance between passengers
  • Submit luggage to the decontamination process implemented in the airport.

 Passengers acceptance to Gabon shall be based on reciprocity

However, Passengers are still required to complete and print the health declaration form before check-in at the origin stations. The from can be obtained at: https://www.libreville-aeroport.com/covid-registration/. 
Effective Date: Effective immediately.

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Singapore

Asia

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 27 May 2022

1. Entry Criteria and Travel Checklists

Under Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Framework, all travellers including Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents arriving from all countries/regions can enter Singapore without quarantine, testing or entry approvals if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a child born in or after 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) – children who meet this age criteria can enter regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status
  2. Be fully vaccinated with WHO EUL vaccines if born in or before 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) – “Fully vaccinated” means at least one dose of Janssen/J&J, or at least 2 doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, Covishield, Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, Sinovac or Sinopharm. Mixtures and boosters of these WHO EUL vaccines, and vaccination with recovery is also acceptable. For full definition, see Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry to Singapore.
  3. Be vaccinated against Yellow Fever if you have visited Yellow Fever high risk countries/regions in Africa and Latin America - a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required.

If you meet the requirements above, click the green button below for a detailed step-by-step travel checklist that explains the administrative requirements (e.g. proof of vaccination, SG Arrival Card, etc) for entry.

Travellers born in or before 2009 (i.e. age 13 and above by year of birth) who do not meet the vaccination requirements above are considered non-fully vaccinated travellers and will be subject to entry approvals, tests and quarantine. This includes travellers who:

  • Are medically exempted from COVID-19 vaccination
  • Took non-WHO EUL vaccines and/or did not complete the full dosage of WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines
  • Recovered from COVID-19 but did not complete the minimum dosage of WHO EUL COVID-19 vaccines

 

Generally, non-fully vaccinated long term pass holders and short-term visitors are not allowed to enter Singapore unless in exceptional circumstances. Non-fully vaccinated travellers should click the orange button below for a detailed checklist of travel requirements.

 

2. Accepted COVID-19 Vaccinations for Entry

Travellers born in or after 2010 (i.e. aged 12 and below by year of birth) will follow the border measures for fully vaccinated travellers, regardless of their vaccination status.

Travellers born in or before 2009 (i.e. aged 13 and above by year of birth) are considered “fully vaccinated” or “non-fully vaccinated” based on the WHO’s list of EUL COVID-19 vaccines in the table below. Not all vaccines being administered outside Singapore may be under the WHO EUL list.

Vaccination Status ClassificationsDefinition
Fully Vaccinated Travel Checklist available here
At least two weeks before arrival in Singapore, the traveller must minimally have taken the following WHO EUL vaccines:
a.One dose of Janssen/J&J vaccine; OR
b.Two doses of AstraZeneca, Covaxin, Moderna/Spikevax, or Covishield vaccine, administered at least 24 days apart; OR
c.Two doses of Novavax/Covovax/Nuvaxovid, Pfizer/BioNTech/COMIRNATY, or Sinopharm vaccine, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
d.Two doses of Sinovac vaccine, administered 13 days apart; OR
e.Mixture of any two doses of vaccines listed in points a-d, administered at least 17 days apart; OR
f.Any of the vaccination combinations listed in points a-e and subsequently recovered from COVID-19; OR
g.At least one dose any WHO EUL approved vaccines listed in points b – d, taken at least 28 days after the first COVID-19 positive diagnosis, if traveller was not vaccinated before their first infection.
Non-Fully Vaccinated Travel Checklist available here
Travellers are considered non-fully vaccinated if they do not satisfy the conditions above, which includes:
a.Only vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines not listed above; OR
b.Did not complete the minimum dosage of the vaccines mentioned above; OR
c.Recovered from COVID-19 but did not complete the minimum dosage of the vaccines mentioned above; OR
d.Medically certified to be ineligible for any COVID-19 vaccines mentioned above.

 

3) Entry for Air/Sea Crew and Pleasure Craft Owners

Air Crew

Arriving air crew members are not required to apply for entry approval to enter Singapore. Flight operators and air crew should instead refer to the latest circulars and directives issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore concerning border and health control measures.

Annex – Vaccinated Travel Framework

An overview of the COVID-19 Vaccinated Travel Framework announced on 1 Apr 2022 can be found below for reference. This new travel framework replaces previous SafeTravel Lanes such as the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL). If your 7-day travel history consists only of countries in the General Travel Category, you will be subject to the following border measures.

General Travel Category Countries/RegionsSummary of Travel Requirements
 Fully Vaccinated with WHO EUL COVID-19 Vaccines OR Travellers born in or after 2010 (i.e. age 12 and below by year of birth)Non-fully Vaccinated Traveller born in or before 2009 (i.e. age 13 and above by year of birth)
All countries/regionsNo specific COVID-19 measures, but refer to the Travel Checklist for Fully Vaccinated Travellers for a step-by-step guide for travelling to Singapore. Certain traveller types need additional documents in order to enter Singapore (e.g. tourist visas, yellow fever vaccinations, foreign vehicle permits) and these are explained in the checklist.
  1. Any of the following COVID-19 test, within 2 days before departure for Singapore:
    1. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR Test)
    2. Antigen Rapid Test (ART) which is professionally administered, or administered remotely
  2. 7-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at declared place of accommodation
  3. SHN-exit PCR test

If your 7-day travel history includes at least one Restricted Category country, you will be subject to the following border measures.

Restricted Category Countries/RegionsSummary of Travel Requirements
 All Travellers Regardless of Vaccination Status
Currently none
  1. COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR Test) within 2 days before departure for Singapore;
  2. On-arrival PCR test;
  3. 7-day SHN at a Stay-Home Notice dedicated facility (SDF)
  4. SHN-exit PCR test
 

 

For updated and detail  information, please refer at:

  1. https://www.gov.sg/article/facilitating-the-resumption-of-travel-using-the-vaccinated-travel-framework
  2. https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview
  3. https://www.gov.sg/article/facilitating-the-resumption-of-travel-using-the-vaccinated-travel-framework

Date: 10 May 2022:

Entry requirements for Travel to Singapore in relation to COVID-19 pandemic, please refer the following link:

https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/arriving/overview

https://www.gov.sg/article/facilitating-the-resumption-of-travel-using-the-vaccinated-travel-framework

Date:10 January 2021

 find the attached self-explanatory update for Singapore.

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, Singapore has implemented precautionary measures for all passengers. Please refer to the notices at the airport. If you are unwell, please identify yourself to the crew and ground staff upon arrival.

All passengers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, must complete the electronic Singapore Arrival Card with Health Declaration before proceeding to the arrival immigration. Please refer to the in-flight brochures or approach the ground staff for more information.

All returning residents with travel history to the United Kingdom or the United States in the last 14 days are required to serve their 14-day Stay Home Notice at dedicated hotels. Please identify yourself to the officer at the arrival immigration counter upon arrival.

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France

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 16 February 2022

France has updated entry restrictions in relation to COVID-19. The amendments concern :

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/com

Form Requirement:

  • Passengers travelling to France should complete a passenger locator form via the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ before departure.

https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/soins-et-maladies/maladies/maladies-infectieuses/coronavirus/tout-savoir-sur-le-covid-19/article/informations-a-destination-des-compagnies-aeriennes-postes-sanitaires-aux.

Date: 22 January 2022

Effective from 23 January 2022:

1.    South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia, Ukraine, Zambia, Zimbabwe are now added on the list of Orange countries ( from red).

2.    Argentina and Australia are now added on the list of Orange countries( from green).

Date: 15 December 2021

Effective immediately, passengers travelling to France should complete a passenger locator form via the European Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) at https://app.euplf.eu/#/ before departure.

Date: 03 December 2021

For updated France Travel Restriction, please refer the following links:

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/com

Date: 27 November 2021

For updated France Travel Restriction, please refer the following links:

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/com

Date: 26 July 2021

For updated France Travel Restriction, please refer the following links:

https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/com

Date: 25 June 2021

Updated France Travel restriction. Please refer the following attachments:

  1. English and French version

      2. French version

Date: 09 June 2021

France Travel Restriction Update in both French and English versions: Click Here

Date: 08 May 2021 

France COVID-19 passenger Restrictions: 

Effective Date: From 09 May at 00h00 until 31st May 23h59 

For the application of the following requirements, countries with a high circulation of the virus refer to the following foreign countries: South Africa, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, UnitedArab Emirates, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka and Turkey. 

II – Travel between France and abroad, except member states of the European union, Andorra, Australia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino,Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the United kingdom, and Vatican, shall only be authorized for the reasons listed in the international travel certificates available on the internet (ministry of interior website). A specific travel certificate is dedicated to travel from countries with a high circulation of the virus. Supporting documents for the reason to travel shall be presented to the aircarrier to be able to board when they are required. 

III – passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from countries that are not countries with a high circulation of the virus present, prior to boarding, the resultof a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination.

 Passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from countries with a high circulation of the virus present, prior to boarding: 

-      the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 36 hours before the flight, which  does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination; or

-      the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination and the result of atest enabling the detection of the n protein of sars-cov-2 carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination. 

The result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination, is accepted until May 9th23h59 for passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from Bangladesh, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka and Turkey. 

These provisions also apply for passengers arriving from countries with a high circulation of the virus by connecting flights, self-connected or not. For any direct flight to the French territory,the air carrier checks for this purpose, at the last boarding point before arrival in French territory, if the passenger is in possession of: 

-      A result of a biological virological screening carried out in a country with a high circulation of the virus, or

-     An exemption issued by the French embassy or the French consulates general located in country with a high circulation of the virus. If this is the case, the air carrier:

-      ensures  that  the  passenger  is  in  possession  of  the  documents  required  by paragraphs II and III for travel from countries with a high circulation of the virus;

-     signals the passenger to the authorities of the destination airport in France. 

IV - passengers travelling by public air transport to France from abroad present, before boarding, a sworn statement indicating: 

-      1° that they do not show any symptom of covid-19 and that they have no knowledge of having been in contact with a confirmed covid-19 case within 14 days before the flight,

-      2° if aged eleven years or older, that they accept to possibly undergo a biological test or examination to detect sars-cov-2 on-site at the arrival airport,

-     3°

  • o if they arrive from countries with a high circulation of the virus, that they commit to respect a 10 days quarantine or isolation measure notified at their arrival, presenting thesupporting documents to the air carrier.
  • if they arrive from another country, that they commit to respect a 7 days isolation upon arrival and, if aged eleven years or older, conduct a biological examination at the endof this isolation period. 

     

    For minors the sworn statement can be signed by the legal representative. 

    Provisions of 3° do not apply to passengers travelling to France from member states of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland andVatican. 

    V – A quarantine or isolation measure shall be prescribed upon arrival in France: 

    -     For persons showing symptoms of a covid-19 infection;

    -     For persons traveling from countries with a high circulation of the virus.

    VI - provisions of paragraphs III, IV and V do not apply to:

    -      Crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights or travelling as passengers to or from their departure base,

    -      Members of delegation on official mission, or diplomatic mission staff, or international organization staff with headquarter or offices located in France as well as their spouse and children. 

    Passengers may be authorized to derogate from the provisions of paragraph iii if they present a permit issued by the French embassy or general French consulates. They can also derogate fromthe provision of the last section of paragraph IV if the permit provides for it. 

    VII – Provisions applicable to overseas:

    Travel to and from Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint- Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Polynesia and NewCaledonia, shall only be authorized for an imperious personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be deferred. The list of acceptable reasons fortravel are given in a derogatory travel form available on the internet (ministry of interior website). A specific derogatory travel form is dedicated to travel from French Guyana to metropolitanFrance. Supporting documents for the reason to travel are required to be able to board 

    Passengers aged eleven years or older travelling to Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthelemy, saint-martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futunaislands, French Polynesia and New Caledonia shall present prior to boarding the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight whichdoes not conclude to a covid-19 contamination. 

    Passengers travelling to Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin and Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon present before boarding a sworn statementas mentioned in paragraph iv. 

    Passengers travelling from Mayotte and reunion, to any point of French territory present before boarding: 

    -      If  aged  eleven  years  or  older,  the  result  of  a  biological  examination  of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination,

    -     A sworn statement as mentioned in paragraph v. 

    Passengers traveling from French Guyana to metropolitan France present, prior to boarding: 

    -      the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 36  hours  before  the  flight,  which  does  not  conclude  to  a  covid-19 contamination ; or

    -      the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72  hours  before  the  flight,  which  does  not  conclude  to  a  covid-19 contamination and theresult of a test enabling the detection of the n protein of sars-cov-2 carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination. 

    A quarantine or isolation measure is notified upon arrival in metropolitan France to passengers arriving from French Guyana.

     Travel to Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, reunion, Mayotte, saint-Barthelme, saint-martin, Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Polynesia and New Caledoniamay be subject to local additional restrictions or adaptations which are available on the internet (ministry of overseas territories and local authorities websites).

     VIII – Passengers present to the air carrier, before boarding, all documents required for their travel. Failure to provide these documents shall result in boarding denial by the air carrier.

     IX – The list of accepted biological examinations of virological screening is available on the internet (ministry of health website).

     For detail information, please refer this link https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

     

    France 

    Date: 07 May 2021 

    France COVID-19 passenger Restrictions:

    Effective date: 03 May 

    I - Indian Nationals holding ordinary passport must have a transit visa when transiting via any France Airports. 

    II – Travel between France and abroad, except member states of the European union, Andorra, Australia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, san Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Vatican, shall only be authorized for the reasons listed in the international travel certificates available on the internet (ministry of interior website). A specific travel certificate is dedicated to travel from South Africa, Argentina, chili, Brazil and India.

    Supporting documents for the reason to travel shall be presented to the air carrier to be able to board when they are required.

    III – passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and India present, prior to boarding: 

    • The result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 36 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination;

      Or

    • The result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination and the result of a test enabling the detection of the n protein of sars-cov-2 carried out less than 24 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination.

       

      These provisions also apply for passengers arriving from these countries by connecting flights, self-connected or not. For any direct flight to the French territory, the air carrier checks for this purpose, at the last boarding point before arrival in French territory, if the passenger is in possession of:

    • A result of a biological virological screening carried out in south Africa, Argentina, Chile, brazil or India, or
    • An exemption issued by the French embassy or the French consulates general located in South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Brazil or India.

      If this is the case, the air carrier:

    • Ensures that the passenger is in possession of the documents required by  paragraphs II and III for travel from South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and India;
    • Signals the passenger to the authorities of the destination airport in France.

       

      Passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from other foreign countries present, prior to boarding, the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination. 

      IV - Passengers travelling by public air transport to France from abroad present, before boarding, a sworn statement indicating:

      1. that they do not show any symptom of COVID- 19 and that they have no knowledge of having been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within 14 days before the flight,
      2. If aged eleven years or older, that they accept to possibly undergo a biological test or examination to detect sars-cov-2 on-site at the arrival airport,
    • If they arrive from South Africa, Argentina, Chili, Brazil and India, that they commit to respect a 10 days quarantine or isolation measure notified at their arrival, presenting the supporting documents to the air carrier.
    • If they arrive from another country, that they commit to respect a 7 days isolation upon arrival and, if aged eleven years or older, conduct a biological examination at the end of this isolation period.

      For minors the sworn statement can be signed by the legal representative.

      Provisions of 3 do not apply to passengers travelling to France from member states of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican. 

      V – A quarantine or isolation measure shall be prescribed upon arrival in France:

    • for persons showing symptoms of a covid-19 infection ;
    • For persons traveling from South Africa, Argentina, chili, Brazil and India.

       

      VI - Provisions of paragraphs III, IV and V do not apply to:

    • crew members or personnel necessary for operation of passenger or cargo flights or travelling as passengers to or from their departure base,
    • Members of delegation on official mission, or diplomatic mission staff, or international organization staff with headquarter or offices located in France as well as their spouse and children.

      Passengers may be authorized to derogate from the provisions of paragraph III if they present a permit issued by the French embassy or general French consulates. They can also derogate from the provision of the last section of paragraph IV if the permit provides for it.  

      VIII– Passengers present to the air carrier, before boarding, all documents required for their travel. Failure to provide these documents shall result in boarding denial by the air carrier. 

      IX – The list of accepted biological examinations of virological screening is available on the internet (ministry of health website). 

      For detail information, please refer this link https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

 

Date: 29 April 2021 

Effective 27 April 2021 midnight, Indian Nationals holding ordinary passport must have a transit visa when transiting via any France Airports.

Date: April 26, 2021

France COVID-19 travel Restrictions:

  • Travel between France and abroad, except member states of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican, shall only be authorized for an imperious personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be deferred.
  • The list of acceptable reasons for travel are given in a derogatory travel form available on the internet  (ministry of interior website). Supporting documents for the reason to travel are required to be able to board a flight to France.
  • Passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from a foreign country shall present, prior to boarding, the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination. (PCR test)
  • passengers aged 11 years or older, arriving from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, French Guiana, India and South Africa must have: an RT-PCR test carried out less than 36 hours before departure which is negative for infection Or an RT-PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before departure and an antigen test less than 24 hours before departure which are negative for infection;
    • For persons arriving from a foreign country, a quarantine or isolation measure shall be prescribed upon arrival in France if those persons show symptoms of a covid-19 infection.
    • Passengers travelling by public air transport to France from abroad shall present, before boarding, a sworn statement indicating:

i.   that they do not show any symptom of COVID-19 and that they have no knowledge of having been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within 14 days before the flight,

ii.   if aged eleven years or older, that they accept to possibly undergo a biological test or examination to detect sars-cov-2 on-site at the arrival airport,

iii.   that they commit to respect a 7 days isolation upon arrival if they show symptoms of a COVID-19 infection

  • Travel to and from Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthelemy, saint-martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Polynesia and New Caledonia, shall only be authorized for an imperious personal or family reason, an emergency health reason or a professional reason that cannot be deferred.
  • Only passengers who have compelling reason to travel to France are permitted to travel. The following points are considered as compelling reason to travel by French authorities:    

i.              Death of a family member

ii.             Child custody by the parent

iii.            Summons by a judicial or administrative authority

iv.           Legal or economic impossibility of remaining in the territory in which the person is locate

v.            Personal security (protection of children and the fight against the illicit movement of children                   abroad / protection of victims of domestic violence)

vi.           Student holding a long-stay visa (VLS), a short-stay visa (VCS) for studies or internships                                 (excluding VCS Concourse),

vii.          Vital medical emergency (for the person as well as an accompanying person if their presence is essential)

viii.         Health professional contributing to the fight against COVID-19

ix.           One-off missions related to the exercise of public authority prerogatives (including diplomatic missions)

x.            High level professional sportsmen for participation in meetings validated by the Ministry of Sports

xi.           Missions essential to the pursuit of an economic activity, requiring an on-site presence which cannot be postponed.

  • The following three forms need to be completed by passengers before boarding plane:

i.     Attestation form (2 forms: For French nationals & nationals of The European Union travelling to France from outside of the European area and third country nationals travelling to France outside the area of European Union). This form mainly discusses reason for travel and some health commitment issues.

ii.    Sworn Statement Form (2 forms: Applicable to Children aged 11 and to children over the age of 11. This form requires declaring if passengers have COVID-19 Symptoms.   

iii.   Passenger Locator Form. This form covers contact details of passenger and the people he/she reacted with, Hotel address, telephone number e-mail of passenger etc.)

  • Passengers returning to their main residence in France shall be permitted to travel provided that:

i.               their trip was started before January 31, 2021

ii.             they have proof of main residence

iii.            Presentation of the return ticket (outward journey must be prior to January 31, 2021)

               If passenger is a student, school certificate issued

For more information, please refer: https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel

January 26, 2021

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure. This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.

January 20, 2021

 Effective date: 18 January 2021

 Covid-19: passages restrictions

 II. Passengers arriving in France from:

  • Member states of the European union,
  • Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican,
  • Australia, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand.

Are not limited in their reasons for travel with regard to prevention of the risk related to the covid-19 epidemic.

 III. Passengers arriving from any other country shall be authorized to enter France only for the reasons given in the derogatory travel forms available on the internet (ministry of interior website).

 Provisions of present III do not apply to Lebanese nationals residing in their country and providing proof of regular residence in Lebanon.

 IV. Passengers aged eleven years or older travelling by public air transport to France from a foreign country, except member states of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican present, prior to boarding, the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a Covid-19 contamination.

Passengers who cannot present the result of the required biological examination may be refused entry into the national territory or be prescribed a quarantine or isolation measure upon arrival.

Passengers may also be authorized to board without the required biological examination result if they alternatively present a permit issued by the French embassy or general French consulates.

 Provisions of present IV do not apply to:

  • crew members or personnel operating passenger or cargo flights or travelling as passengers to or from their departure base ;
  • Members of delegation on official mission, or diplomatic mission staff, or international organisation staff with headquarter or offices located in France as well as their spouse and children.

 V. Passengers travelling to France from a foreign country, except member states of the European Union, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland and Vatican present, before boarding, a sworn statement indicating:

  • That they do not show any symptom of Covid-19 and that they have no knowledge of having been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case within 14 days before the flight,
  • If aged eleven years or older, that they accept to possibly undergo a biological test or examination to detect SARS-CoV-2 on-site at the arrival airport,
  • That they commit to respect 7 days isolation upon arrival and, if aged eleven years or older, conduct a biological examination at the end of this isolation period.

 VI. For persons who have stayed during the previous month in a foreign country where the virus is actively circulating, a quarantine or isolation measure shall be prescribed upon arrival in France if those persons show symptoms of a Covid-19 infection.

 VI. Provisions applicable to overseas:

passengers aged eleven years or older travelling to Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthelemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Polynesia and new Caledonia shall present prior to boarding the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination.

Passengers travelling to Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon present before boarding a sworn statement as mentioned in paragraph v.

Travel between, on the one hand, French Guyana, Mayotte, new Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna islands and French Polynesia and, on the other hand, any point of French territory shall be authorized only for the reasons given in the derogatory travel form available on the internet (ministry of interior website). The list of acceptable reasons for travel is locally adapted for French Polynesia.

Passengers travelling from French Guyana, Mayotte and Reunion, to any point of French territory present before boarding:

  • If aged eleven years or older, the result of a biological examination of virological screening carried out less than 72 hours before the flight, which does not conclude to a covid-19 contamination,
  • A sworn statement as mentioned in paragraph v.

Travel to Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Polynesia and New Caledonia may be subject to local additional restrictions or adaptations which are available on the internet (ministry of overseas territories and local authorities websites).

Please also note that, the French Ministry of Health confirms that all molecular tests are accepted for the implementation of the new provisions.



Effective 18 January 2021:

  • Arriving passengers are required to have negative RT-PCR test valid 72 hours before departure and possible self-quarantine for Passenger departing from non-EU states.
  • For those who arrive without the test result will do self-quarantine for a minimum of five days at hotel or    residence.  

Date: 13 November 2020

An update on the acceptance of passengers bound to France in relation to COVID-19 test.

Type of FlightRequirementCountries of origin
Green flightsPCR test is not mandatoryEUROPEAN UNION,
ANDORRA,ISLAND,LIECHTENSTIEN,MONACO,NORWEY,UK,SAINT MARTIN,SWISS,VATICAN,AUSTRALIA,SOUTH KOREA,JAPAN,NEW ZEALAND,RWANDA,SINGAPORE,THAILAND
Category 1PCR mandatory before boarding, except those with one time exemptions such as Diplomats.SOUTH AFRICA, ALGERIA,BAHRAIN,CHINA,UAE,EQUADOR,USA,IRAQ,IRAN,ISRAEL,MOROCCO, PANAMA,RDC,TURKEY,RUSSIA,UKRAINE,ZIMBABWE.
Category 2Antigenic   test will be conducted before immigration control at the AIRPORT que time is 30 minutes.All the rest countries not mentioned in the other categories

France has established a list of countries for which entry into French territory is allowed only in specific derogatory situations, in particular for French nationals and persons living in France. Outside these situations, it is not possible to come to France from these countries.

Date: October 21, 2020

France curfew imposed in relation to COVID-19.

Required forms may be downloaded on the link  https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement-couvre-feu

Date: 22 August 2020

France travel restriction

Please find below important notes about updates entry restriction to France (CDG/MRS):

  1. Non-essential travel is restricted to all passengers except:
    - students if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte.
    - merchant seamen if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte;
    - passengers with a residence permit issued by Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte;
    - passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State;
    - British nationals and nationals of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City (Holy See) and an EEA Member State if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte; and their spouses and children;
    - nationals of France, if not arriving from French Guiana or Mayotte, and their spouses and children;
  2. Passengers arriving from Bahrain, Panama, USA or United Arab Emirates must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
  3. Passengers arriving from Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Equatorial Guinea, India, Israel, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Montenegro, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Peru, Qatar, Serbia, South Africa or Turkey must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before departure. Passengers without a medical certificate must take the test on arrival.
    - This does not apply to passengers younger than 11 years.
  4. A completed International Travel Certificate must be presented prior to boarding and to immigration upon arrival or when transiting France. The certificate can be obtained at consulates or at   www.interieur.gouv.fr .
    - This does not apply to passengers arriving from Andorra, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vatican City (Holy See) or an EEA Member State.
  5. Passengers must complete a declaration on honor to state that they do not have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

No required documents

Zanzibar

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Date: 28 March 2022

Zanzibar has updated the Travel Advisory in relation to COVID-19 effective from 25 March as follows:

  1. All travelers including Tanzanians, returning residents and members of the crew' are required to truthfully fill in an online Traveler's Health Surveillance Form available at https://healthtravelznz.mohz.go.tz for Zanzibar within 24 hours before arrival to URT through Zanzibar.
  2. Travelers entering Zanzibar including Tanzanians, returning residents and those in transit through land borders who are;

A. Fully vaccinated- travelers will be exempted from RT-PCR and Antigen rapid test requirements. Travelers will be required to present a valid vaccination certificate with QR code for verification upon arrival. The only accepted vaccines are those which have been approved by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar as listed atwww.mohz.go.tz

B.  Not fully vaccinated/unvaccinated and whose age are not eligible for vaccination from their country of origin will be required to present a negative COVID 19 RT- PCR or NAATs certificate with QR code obtained within 72 hours before departure. If travelers originate from countries listed via www.mohz.go.tz or point of entries will be tested for COVID 19 upon arrival using a Rapid Antigen Test at their own cost of 25 USD (TZS 58,500) for those arriving in Zanzibar. Travelers arriving from United Arabs Emirates (UAE) will be tested for Exponential Deep Examination (EDE) as described in section 5 of this advisory. If found positive they will be tested with RT- PCR for confirmation (see section 6), allowed to self-isolate and the results will be sent via email or any other

means.

C.  Not fully vaccinated/unvaccinated and have no negative COVID 19 RT- PCR certificate will be dealt as follows;

  • In case of air transport and International marine vessels will be tested for COVID-19 using RT-PCR test at their own cost of 100 USD for Zanzibar.

D.  Children aged 5 years and below, crew and transit will be exempted from both RT PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests requirements.

Seychelles

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 15 March 2022

Seychelles has updated entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 with effect from 15 March 2022.  For the detail, CLICK HERE.

Date: 15 March 2022

Seychelles has updated entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 with effect from 15 March 2022.  For the detail, CLICK HERE.

10 January 2021

Seychelles updated entry regulation.

Date: 28 November 2021

Updated Seychelles travel measures for visitors, Seychellois nationals and residents travelling from the Southern African region due to a new COVID-19 variant, effective Saturday, 27 November, 2021. 

  • Visitors from South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe are not permitted entry into Seychelles effective Saturday, 27th November, 2021 until further notice. 
  • Note that Seychelles welcomes all visitors irrespective of their vaccination status on the condition that they have a COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate that must be taken within 72 hours prior to travel, except for visitors coming from countries on the restricted list as follows: South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. 
  • No quarantine is required for visitors entering Seychelles. However, they are being strongly encouraged to be fully immunized before travel. They are allowed free movement throughout their entire holiday but they must adhere to all public health measures. They also are free to stay at any health-certified tourism accommodation establishment on the condition that they follow all health protocols that are in place at these establishments. 

Date: 06 October 2021

 For Health Entry and Safety Conditions for Travllers to Seychelles: CLICK HERE

Date: 13 September 2021

latest document issued by the Seychelles Ministry of Health, highlighting the terms and conditions for entry into Seychelles including the reintroduction of South Africa on the list of approved countries allowed into Seychelles effective today, Monday, 13 September, 2021.

Health entry conditions (Click here)

Date: 02 June 2021

Updated health entry and stay conditions for entry into Seychelles effective from 02 June 2021. For the details, CLICK HERE

Date: 21 April 2021

Seychelles entry requirement:

1.The Indian Ocean island destination has announced that it will be welcoming visitors from across the globe, irrespective of their vaccination status. Exceptions

  • Visitors from South Africa and Brazil will still not be permitted to enter Seychelles until further notice.
  • Travellers from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are not permitted to travel to and enter Seychelles without proof of Covid-19 vaccination, which should be presented on application for Travel Authorization. Vaccination certificates are subject to verification and approval of the Public Health Authority.
  • These measures do not apply to Seychelles citizens and permanent residents, who are permitted to travel and enter and must quarantine on arrival in accordance with Public Health Authority instructions.

2.Visitors are required to present a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. 

3.All passengers are required to fill the Online form and need to get Travel authorization from the below link https://seychelles.govtas.com/ . Passengers are required to have the authorization form digitally or printed copy on hand. Any traveler who has no Travel Authorization form is not allowed to enter regardless of the status of the passenger i.e. Citizen, Permanente Residence or any other.

4.The Mandatory Travel Authorization form has to be filled online as per the attached below.

Seychelles TA – information sheet

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Zambia

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 25 March 2022

Effective from 28 March,2022, all travelers to Zambia will be required to fulfill the following:

  1. Persons who are fully vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated travelers do not require any form of negative COVID test results but shall be required to provide proof of a full vaccination status.
  • ‘’Fully vaccinated’’ means complete doses of a vaccine for example first and second dose of a two-dose COVID 19 vaccines.

    2.Persons not fully vaccinated

  • International travelers who are not fully vaccinated MUST show proof of a COVID -19 PCR test for a sample collected within 72 hours before departure from the country of the origin.  
  •  Re-testing at own cost will be applied for travelers who do not meet the above stipulation.
  • In case of a positive result, self –quarantine at owner’s cost will be mandatory; following local Zambian protocol.

    Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from these measures. 

  3. All travelers should hand over their health declaration forms to the Port Health officer.

     Travelers from Zambia must ensure/observe the guidelines of the countries they wish to visit.

Date: 25 March 2022

Effective from 28 March,2022, all travelers to Zambia will be required to fulfill the following:

  1. Persons who are fully vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated travelers do not require any form of negative COVID test results but shall be required to provide proof of a full vaccination status.
  • ‘’Fully vaccinated’’ means complete doses of a vaccine for example first and second dose of a two-dose COVID 19 vaccines.

    2.Persons not fully vaccinated

  • International travelers who are not fully vaccinated MUST show proof of a COVID -19 PCR test for a sample collected within 72 hours before departure from the country of the origin.  
  •  Re-testing at own cost will be applied for travelers who do not meet the above stipulation.
  • In case of a positive result, self –quarantine at owner’s cost will be mandatory; following local Zambian protocol.

    Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from these measures. 

  3. All travelers should hand over their health declaration forms to the Port Health officer.

     Travelers from Zambia must ensure/observe the guidelines of the countries they wish to visit.

Date: 15 June 2021

REVISED GUIDELINES AT THE POINTS OF ENTRY (PoE)

The following guidelines shall therefore apply:

1.    Point of Entry screening

  •  Port Health Officers to collect and review health declaration forms, noting country of origin.
  •  Port Health Officers to review the SARS-CoV-2 negative certificates being presented by travelers to determine       authenticity and validity.
  • All passengers to undergo thermo-scanning and temperature to be recorded on the health declaration forms.

2.   SARS COV-2 test requirements at Points of Entry (PoE):

a.All travelers entering Zambia must produce evidence of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based SARS-CoV-2 negative test conducted within 72 hours prior to departure from the country of origin;

b. All travelers from countries that are NOT classified as COVID-19 High risk countries (see below list of high risk countries on annex) and have a negative PCR SARS-CoV-2 test result do not need to quarantine.

c. All travelers from countries that are Classified as High risk of COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health / Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) will be subjected to SARS CoV-2 testing at the Points of Entry even if they have a negative PCR test certificate.  Specimens will be collected on arrival or within   48 hours of entry into the country.

  • Travelers who transit through high risk countries are not considered high risk if the transit time is less than 24 hours.

d. Testing at the Points of entry using the Polymerase Chain Reaction test will be done at the travelers cost.

e. Travelers presenting at the PoEs with symptoms and signs suggestive of COVID-19, shall be re-tested and quarantined in designated facilities until results are available to inform decision making.

f. All positive COVID - 19 tests identified from specimens collected at Points of Entry or collected from persons within 48 hours of arrival in Zambia will be subjected to genomic sequencing. 3.  

 

Quarantine

a.All travelers from countries that are NOT classified as COVID -19 high risk countries (see annex) and have a Negative PCR SARS- CoV-2 test result do not need to quarantine.

b.Mandatory self - quarantine will be instituted for all travelers from countries classified as" High risk".

c.However, travelers from countries classified as "high risk" shall be allowed to discontinue the 14-day quarantine once the Negative PCR test results from tests conducted on arrival in Zambia or within 48hrs of arrival in Zambia are communicated to the traveler.

dTravelers from Countries classified as "High risk" who test positive will be managed in accordance with the prescribed Zambia's COVID-19 management guidelines.

The guidelines will be effective from 9 June 2021.

ANNEX 1:

Travelers from the following countries will be swabbed to test for SARS CoV2 on arrival at the Zambian Points of Entry or within 48 hours of arrival in Zambia.

High risk countries are those countries with 200 cases or more per 1,000,000 populations in the previous 2 weeks.

  1. Argentina
  2. Columbia
  3. Chile
  4. Brazil
  5. Netherlands
  6. Belgium
  7. India
  8. Peru
  9. Iran
  10. Turkey
  11. Iraq
  12. Spain
  13. Tunisia
  14. Iraq


Date: 21 May 2021

Zambia revised point of entry (POE) guidelines in relation to COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidelines will be effective from 24th May 2021.

The following guidelines shall apply:

1.       Point of Entry screening:

·         Port Health Officers to collect and review health declaration forms, noting country of origin

·         Port Health Officers to review the SARS-CoV-2 negative certificates being presented by travelers to determine authenticity and validity.

·         All passengers to undergo thermo-scanning and temperature to be indicated on health declaration forms.

2.       SARS CoV2 test requirements at Points of Entry (PoE):

a.      All travelers entering Zambia must produce evidence of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based SARS-CoV-2 negative test conducted within 72 hours prior to departurefrom the country of origin,

b.      All travelers from countries that are deemed to be at high risk of COVID 19 by the Ministry of Health / Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) will be subjectedto SARS CoV2 testing at the Points of Entry even if they have a negative PCR test certificate. Specimens will be collected on arrival or within 48 hours of entry into thecountry.

c.      Testing at the Points of entry will be conducted at the travelers cost;

d.      Travelers presenting at the PoEs with symptoms and signs suggestive of COVID-19 shall be re-tested and quarantined in designated facilities until results are available toinform decision making.

e.      All positive COVID-19 tests identified from specimens collected at Points of Entry or collected from persons within 48 hours of arrival in Zambia will be subjected togenomic sequencing.

 

3.       Quarantine

a.    Mandatory self -  isolation will be instituted for all travelers from countries classified as" High risk" irrespective of SARS CoV2 PCR negative results. The list of "High Risk"countries will be updated from time to time depending on the Global evolution of the Pandemic.

b.    All travelers from "High Risk" countries will be required to undergo mandatory self-quarantine for fourteen days at home subject to certification.  Where the home environment is deemed unsuitable, self- quarantine will take place in designated institution at the traveler's cost. All persons under self-isolation are expected to be compliant and will be monitored on a daily basis by health care workers, physically or remotely.

 

4.       Vaccination

a.    Although COVID-19 vaccination is not a pre-requisite for entry into the country, all travelers entering the country will be asked for their COVID-19 vaccination status

b.    Travelers who have complete documentation of full vaccination with the recommended number of doses for each specific vaccine will be exempted from quarantine if theyhave evidence of a negative SARSCoV2 certificate.

ANNEX  1:

POINT OF ENTRY (POE) GUIDELINES

Travelers from the following countries will be re-swabbed for SARS CoV2 on arrival at Zambian Points of Entry and will undergo 14-day quarantine:

1.   India

2.   Iran

3.   Turkey

4.   France

5.   Germany

6.   Russia

7.   Brazil

8.   Argentina

9.   South Africa

10. Egypt

11. Tunisia

12. Ethiopia

13. Kenya

14. Italy

15. Tanzania*


Date: 16 March 2021

All travelers coming into Zambia are required to provide a negative SARS CoV-2 PCR test certificate result from the country of departure. The test should have been conducted within the previous 72 hours. Travelers not meeting this requirement will not be allowed into the country. 

Exemptions

Children aged below five years entering Zambia will not be required to produce a negative SARSCoV2 negative result.

Travelers’ health questionnaires should be pre-filled by passengers before disembarkation and to be submitted to health staff at the airport.

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Russia

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Effective immediately, the validity period of the negative PCR test result certificate will be 48 hours instead of 72 hours before arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation, for all non-Russian. 

Japan

Asia

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Date: 08 June 2022

 Japan new reinforcement measures to ease COVID-19 border controls , testing and quarantine for travelers arriving in Japan. Countries are classified into three categories (Red, Yellow and Blue) according to the infection situation.

The new measures includes the following points and in effect starting from 00:00 am (JST) on June 1, 2022:

  • Travelers arriving from countries classified in “Red” group need to show a pre-departure negative test result, take COVID -19 tests upon arrival Japan. If the traveler has not been vaccinated three times or more , quarantine for three days at facilities designed by the Chief of the Quarantine Station is required. If the traveler has been vaccinated three times or more home quarantine is required for seven days. If traveler tested negative on Day 3 of quarantine or later, the period of quarantine will be shortened.
  • Travelers arriving from countries classified “yellow” group need to show a pre-departure negative test result, take COVID-19 tests upon arrival and seven days home quarantine is required. If the traveler tested negative on the Day 3 of quarantine or later, the period of quarantine will be shortened. However, COVID-19 test on arrival at airports and seven days home quarantine does not apply to travelers who have received third or more vaccine dose.
  • Travelers from countries in “blue” category will be exempted from testing upon arrival in Japan and quarantining at home. But they will still need to show a pre departure negative test result. Ethiopia is listed on the “blue” category. The list is subjected to revise at any time

 

Date: 25 February 2022

starting from 00:00 am (JST) on March 1, 2022,  new reinforcement measures on COVID-19 on quarantine period and other measures after entry in to Japan will be implemented for travelers and returnees from designated countries/regions and other than designated countries/regions.

The new decision includes the following points:

•   Reviewed quarantine period for cross-border travelers and returns from designated countries/regions who obtain and who do not obtain vaccination certificate of COVID-19.

•   Reviewed quarantine period for cross-border travelers and returns from countries/regions other than designated countries/regions subjected to the measures (17) who obtain and who do not obtain vaccination certificate of COVfD-19 (Ethiopia is on this categories).

•   Reviewed restrictions on new entry of foreign nationals into Japan. Foreign national newly entering for short-term stay (less than three months) for purposes including business and employment and long-term stay are allowed to enter into Japan if the receiving organization in Japan completes prescribed application in the Entrants Returnees Follow-Up-System (ERFS).

For the details of the measures, CLICK HERE.

Date: 14 January 2022

On 11th of January the government of Japan has decided to allow the re-entry into japan from Angola, Botswana, democratic republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe  as follows;

  • The re-entry into japan of foreign nationals with status of residence who have stayed in aforementioned countries within 14 days prior to the application for landing will be permitted again from 0:00 am(JST) on 12th January, 2022.

     

  • Note with regard to the new entry of foreign nationals from aforementioned countries, those who are acknowledged to have special exceptional circumstances by Japanese authorities may enter japan even if they have stayed in those countries within 14 days prior to the application for landing into Japan, with a condition that they should possess a valid visa issued by Japanese overseas establishments.

     

    And also, to continue the border security measures to prevent the spread of omicron variant of COVID-19 until the end of February. 

    It is decided to include the following points:

  • Suspension of visa with “M19” in its remarks column issued by the Japanese overseas establishments and
  • Suspension of shortening of quarantine period for vaccinated passenger will continue until the end of February.

     

    Reentry into Japan (Re-entry into Japan)

    Note Verbale (Note Verbal embassy of Japan)

Date: 10 December 2021

 All cross-border travelers and returnees from the under listed countries that required to wait for 3 days in the quarantine station designated by the director of quarantine station and have a vaccination certificate that is recognized as valid, do not need to wait for 3 days at the facility and an inspection on the 3rd day after entering into Japan.

List of countries subjected to the new measures are as follows:

  • Argentina, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Ecuador, Australia, Austria, Canada (Ontario); Kenya, Costa Rica, Colombia, Sweden, Spain, Suriname; Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Dominican Republic, Turkey, Nigeria, Nepal, Haiti, Pakistan, Philippines, Brazil, France, Belgium, Portugal, Hong Kong, Morocco. Mongolia, Russia (Primorsky Kral, Moscow 

Date: 04 December 2021

Japan has further strengthen the border security measures to prevent the spread of the new Omicron Coronavirus Variant.

This new measure includes the following points

  • The validity of all categories  of visas, except "(D) As Diplomat"  and  visas  under categories such as "(S) As Spouse, Child of Japanese" and "(S) As Spouse of Permanent Resident", which have been issued by the Japanese Embassies in all countries/regions by 1st December 2021, will be temporarily suspended.
  • Re-entry of Foreign nationals with status of residence who have stayed in  Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe within 14 days prior to the application for landing will be denied for the time being, unless they are acknowledged to have special exceptional circumstances.
  • Foreign Nationals with status of residence of "permanent Resident", Spouse or Child of Japanese" and Spouse of Permanent Resident or" Long Term Resident who have stayed in above-mentioned countries and departed those countries by 1st   December are treated as persons in special exceptional circumstances and allowed to enter into Japan.

Effective date is starting from  0:00  am (JST) on December 2, 2021.

For the detail Measures,  CLICK HERE

Date: 30 November 2021

Japan travel restrictions to strengthened border enforcement measures against the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529)

The following measures will be implemented for one month:

  1. Suspension of new entry of foreign nationals:

Foreign nationals will be suspended from newly entering Japan from 0:00AM November 30, 2021 (JST).

* This measure applies to existing visa holders.

* This measure will not apply to those who departed from a foreign country/region before 0:00AM November 30, 2021 (JST) and arrive in Japan after the above-mentioned time.

  1. Strengthening border enforcement measures for Japanese nationals and others:

(1)  Quarantine in designated facilities will be applied for all returnees and entrants from following countries and regions.

  • Countries newly designated as subject to a 10 days quarantine in designated facilities:

Angola (Total numbers of designated countries/regions against to the Omicron variant:10 countries)

  • Countries newly designated as subject to a 6 days quarantine in designated facilities: Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, the UK, (Total numbers of designated countries/regions against the Omicron variant: 4 countries)
  • Countries/regions newly designated as subject to a 3 days quarantine in designated facilities: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada (Ontario), the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, (Total numbers of designated countries/regions against the Omicron variant: 9 countries / regions)

* As of noon, on November 29 (JST). The list of designated countries/regions is subject to further addition depending on the situation of each country/region.

* 10 days quarantine in designated facilities will be applied from 0:00AM (JST) on November 30, 2021 (JST), and 6 days and 3 days quarantine in designated facilities will be applied from 0:00AM on December 1, 2021 (JST).

(2)  All returnees and entrants are subject to a 14-day quarantine, including vaccinated pers

  1. Enforcing monitoring mechanism

(1) The follow up checks conducted by the Health Monitoring Center for Overseas Entrants (HCO) will be strengthened for those arriving from the designated countries/regions against the Omicron variant.

(2) The surveillance mechanism on COVID-19 variants will been enforced.

  1. Raising levels of MOFA’s Travel Advice and Warning on Infectious Diseases
  • Angola and Mozambique will be raised from level 2 to level 3.

Date: 29 November 2021

  1. Suspension of new entry for foreign nationals.
  • New entry of foreigners will be suspended after midnight on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
  1. Countries and regions to be added for designated isolation facilities:

  Countries on 10-day isolation: Angola

  6-day isolation: Israel, UK, Netherlands, Italy

  1. day isolation: Australia, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, France, Canada (Ontario), Belgium, Austria.
  2. All Japanese and other returnees, including vaccinated persons, are required to isolate for 14 days.

Date: 25 November 2021

Japanese Government has been approved Ethiopian Government COVID-19 vaccination certificate to be used in Japan. Name of the vaccines approved by Japanese Government for entry into Japan are Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna.

Date: 10 November 2021

New measures for border enforcement (19) concerning review on restrictions on activities after entering into Japan for persons with a vaccination certificate of COVID-19 and on restrictions on new entry of foreign nationals. For the details, CLICK HERE.

Effective date: Starting from 10:00 am (JST) on November 8, 202 l.

 

Date: 01 October 2021

New measures for border enforcement concerning quarantine period for cross-border travelers and returnees who possess a COVID – 19 Vaccination certificate that will be implemented from 0:00 am J(ST) on 01 October 2021. For the details, CLICK HERE.

Date: 25 September 2021

New measures for border enforcement concerning designated countries/regions in response to COVID-19 Variants of special treatment on border measures and others. For details, please refer:
New Measures for border enforcement – September 17, 2021 and,
Other related – June 28, 2021.

Date: 25 June 2021

Important Notice on Entry into Japan For Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Participant. For the details, please refer the following attachments:

1.    Entry to Japan with accreditation card

2.    Entry to Japan – OCHA application Manual

Date: 22 May 2021

A.  The under listed countries are subjected to the entry ban and foreign nationals who stayed in those countries within 14 days prior to the application or landing will be denied permission to enter Japan from 00:00am (JST) on May 21, 2021.

List of countries added to the entry ban are as follows:

Cambodia, Mongolia, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

Countries/regions subject to the entry ban:

Asia:

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste

North America:

Canada, The United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EI Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia,

Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican

Middle East:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Africa:

Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d'ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Note

  1. Regardless of the aforementioned measures, the new entry of foreign nationals who are acknowledged to have special exceptional circumstances by Japanese authorities may still enter Japan even if they have stayed in those countries within 14 days prior to the application for landing into Japan. Those foreign nationals have a visa issued by Japanese overseas establishments.
  2. The re-entry into Japan of foreign nationals with status of residence who have stayed in Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan within14 days prior to the application for landing will be denied, until further notice, unless there are special exceptional circumstances.

B.  The Government of Japan decided to further strengthen the border security measures to prevent the spread of "Coronavirus Variant (B.1.617) confirmed for the first time in India".

This new decision includes the following points:

  • All cross-border travelers and returnees from designated countries/regions with "Coronavirus variant confirmed for the first time in India" are requested for the time being to stay at facilities designated by the Chief of the Quarantine Station.
  • The re-entry into Japan of foreign nationals with status of residence from countries with high concern will be denied, for the time being, unless there are special exceptional circumstances.
  • The number of passengers on aircraft arriving in Japan from countries/regions with the Coronavirus Varian (8.1.617) will be restricted for the times being and the total number of arrivals will be controlled while securing the return of Japanese nationals.
  • Short-term visits to the designated countries/regions with the Coronavirus variant (B.1.617), particularly those with the intention of returning to Japan, is strongly discouraged. The details of the measures are attached herewith.

Please refer the attachment for the detail: Click Here

Date: 22 April 2021

Please note that all passengers entering Japan must have a valid negative PCR test result certificate as per the below (attached) PCR testing requirements.

Requirements for certificate of testing for entering Japan

Date: 23 March 2021

  Re: COVID-19 - REVISED QUARANTINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 "smartphone & apps" requirement effective immediately.

 Requirement:  Arriving passengers who do not possess a smartphone, or whose smartphone does not permit the downloading of the designated apps, will be REQUIRED to rent a smartphone upon arrival at NRT.  

 Rental fee:  The fee per smartphone is approximately 15,000 yen for the 14-day self-quarantine period, inclusive of tax.  The actual fee is slightly less, but in view of the fact that most money exchanges do not handle Japanese yen coins, the fee is rounded up to the smallest denomination for notes/bills (i.e., 1,000 yen).

 Form of payment:  Only cash (Japanese yen) and credit cards will be accepted.  Please note that (1) as there are no money exchanges in the security restricted area at NRT, airlines are asked to recommend to passengers at the point of departure to exchange adequate money into Japanese yen to cover the 15,000 yen per smartphone rental fee, (2) currencies (cash) other than Japanese yen will NOT be accepted, and (3) payment with a credit card is subject to authorization for the transaction by the card issuing company.  Electronic money (e.g., Huawei, Pay Pay, Alipay) will NOT be accepted.

 Families & children:  ALL passengers 13 years of age or older will be required to rent a smartphone if the "Requirement" stated above is applicable.  Children 12 years or younger will be exempted.  For example, if a family of four that is required to rent a smartphone is comprised of two adults (parents), a 13-year-old child and an 8-year-old child, the 8-year-old will be exempted; hence, the family must rent three (3) smartphones.

 Written pledge:  The "written pledge" attached hereto (PDF 20210310_jcab6(JP) & _jcab7(EN)) must be submitted by ALL passengers regardless of age.  Documents completed by an adult (parent or legal guardian) on behalf of small children and/or infants will be accepted.  The document is to be distributed upon arrival until such time as the Quarantine Office is able to provide large lots directly from the printer. 

 Should you have questions, please contact the NRT Quarantine Office at 0476-34-2310.

Written Pledge

Smartphone  Apps Requirements

 Revised HQ Entry Requirements

Quarantine Inspection Certificate

 Non-Possession of Quarantine Certificate

Date: 17 January 2021

 The Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia has notified the following further travel restrictions in relation to the new variant of coronavirus: 

  • The new entry of foreign nationals into Japan under "Business Track" (EX-B) or "Residence Track" (EX- R) will not be permitted until the state of emergency declaration is lifted. The quarantine measures mentioned above will be implemented at 0:00 am (JST) on January 14,2021.
  • Holders of valid visas already issued under these two tracks are in principle permitted to enter Japan  until 0:00 am (JST)  on January  21, 2021,  except for those who have stayed in the United Kingdom  or the Republic  of South Africa  within 14 days prior to the entry into Japan.

 Date: 11 January 2021

 The Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia has notified the following further travel restriction in relation to the new variant of Coronavirus:

  •  All Japanese nationals and foreign national, who enter, re-enter or return to Japan after 00:00 am (JST) on January 13,2021 are required to submit certificate of negative test result conducted within72 hours.
  • All Japanese nationals and foreign nationals with status of residence who enter, re-enter or return   to Japan from countries/regions with the new variant of coronavirus are required to submit the certificate of negative test result are also required to self-quarantine for 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief.

 The details of the measures can be found at the following website: https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e oo1053.html

Date: 30 December 2020

Japan travel restriction update:

  • Foreign nationals who stayed in the United Kingdom and South Africa within fourteen days prior to application for landing into Japan may not enter Japan even if they possess a visa with "EX-R" in its remarks column issued by Japanese overseas establishments. This measure is implemented from 0:00 am on December 24 for the UK and from 0:00 am on December 26 for South Africa.
  • Foreign  nationals  who stayed  in countries/regions subject  to the  entry  ban (see  below  list)  within  fourteen   days  prior  to  application  for landing into  Japan  may not enter  Japan  after  0:00 am on 4 January,  2021 (JST),  even if they  possess a visa with  "EX-R" in its remarks column issued by Japanese overseas establishments, and this  will remain  effective until  the  end of January 2021.

Countries/regions subject to the entry ban

Asia:

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan. Philippines

North America:

Canada, United States of America

Latin America and the Caribbean:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, EI Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint, Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

Europe:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia  and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino,  Serbia, Slovakia,  Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican

Middle East:

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Africa:

Algeria, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central Africa, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic  Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South  Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

That is to say concerning “EX-R" visas, those who possess “EX-R" visas still may enter Japan except:

(a) Those who have stayed in the UK and South Africa within fourteen days prior to application for landing into Japan, and.

(b) Those who arrive in Japan after 0:00 am on January 4, 2021 having stayed in countries/regions subject to the entry ban within fourteen days prior to application for landing into Japan.

Date: 29 December 2020

Following the confirmation of new coronavirus variant in UK and South Africa, Japan has tightened its boarder restriction and has restricted new entry from all countries effective from December, 28. 2020 until January 31, 2021.  Kindly refer the attached diagram and go through the below MoFA link:-

Only those foreign national with residence permit will be accepted to enter Japan.

Measures in operation for Entry/Re-entry /Return to Japan – Diagram.

Please find the URL https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/cp/page22e_000925.html for your reference.

Date: 24 December 2020

Effective December 24, 2020 (JST), and until further notice, foreign nationals who have been in the UK within the past 14 days are not allowed to enter Japan, even if they have a valid VISA and a guarantor in Japan.

Effective 22 December 2020, all passengers arriving at NRT are required to fill in the quarantine web questionnaire https://arqs-qa.followup.mhlw.go.jp before arrival

          Attached instructions in English and Japanese containing a QR code.

Date: 31 October 2020

Japan travel measure update effective from 00:00 am (JST) on November 1, 2020.

Japan travel measure update

Date: 14 October 2020

Updates from Japan Immigration Services:

Notice to the Airline companies

Date: 28 August 2020

As per the NOTE VERBALE ref 193/20 dated 28 August 2020, in addition to the measures explained inthe previous note (Ref.No. 167/20) the Japanese government added the under listed countries to the entry ban list (The List of countries are enlarged from 146 to I S9 countries).

List of countries added to the entry ban are as follows:

Belize, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago., Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The details of the measures:

Resumption of Cross-Border Travel and other measures

1  Re-entry into Japan by foreign nationals residing in Japan with the status of residence

Taking into account the expansion of the testing capacity at airports and other factors, foreign nationals residing in Japan with the status of residence (*1) will be permitted to re-enter Japan from the country/region designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan if the person possesses valid re-entry permit and goes through specific procedures to be implemented from September 1.

(*1) The relaxation is only applied to those who pledge to abide by the additional quarantine measures and obtain the Receipt for request of re-entry from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan in advance.

2  Re-entry of foreign nationals with the status of residence who have already departed from Japan

Foreign nationals with the status of residence who have already departed from Japan between the day (*2) when the country/region where the foreign national is currently staying became an area subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan and August 31 will be permitted to re-enter Japan from September 1 by going through specific procedures (*3).

(*2) It will start form April 3. If the countries/regions were designated as areas subject to denial of permission to entry before April 2, this date is April 3.

(*3) The relaxation is only applied to those who obtained the Letter of Confirmation of Submitting Required Documentation for Re-entry into Japan at the Japanese overseas establishments.

3 Measures to prevent the spread of infections and others

(1)  For those who re-enter Japan as referred to in 1 and 2 above, the additional quarantine measures such as the presentation of a certificate of being tested negative by a test conducted within 72 hours prior to the departure time of the flight will be taken for the prevention of the spread of infections

(2)  The testing capacity and system at airports will continue to be strengthened.

4 Continuation of the current border control measures and other steps

(1) Additional designation of areas subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan

Designating the entire areas of 13 countries listed below as areas subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan based on the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (*4). Entry into Japan by foreign nationals who have visited the designated areas within the last 14 days will not be permitted unless there are special exceptional circumstances (*5).

Belize, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

(*4) As a result of this additional designation, a total of 159 countries/regions are subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan.  Please refer the attachment for the list of the 159 countries.

(*5) Foreign nationals with the status of residence, who have left Japan with re-entry permits by August 29, are treated, in principle, as persons with special exceptional circumstances upon re-entering Japan when arriving from the abovementioned 13 countries subject to the denial of permission to entry into Japan. The "Special Permanent Resident" has not been subject to denial of permission to entry into Japan.

(2) Strengthened quarantine measures

Covid-19 testing will be conducted for those who arrive in Japan with the record of visiting the countries listed in 4 (1) above within 14 days prior to their entry into Japan.

The measures described in 4 (1) and (2) will be implemented from 0:00 am (JST) on August 30 and will remain in place for the time being. The measures will also be applied to those who will depart a country/region outside Japan before these measures become effective and arrive in Japan after they become effective.

(3) Continuation of the current border control measures

The period of strengthened quarantine measures, visa restrictions, limitation on the number of arrival airports for passenger aircraft and measures to curb the number of arrival passengers by flight to Japan to be implemented until the last day of August, which was decided at the 41st meeting of Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters on July 22, 2020, will be renewed and such measures will be implemented for the time being.

Date: 20 august 2020

Japan travel restriction update:

Please refer the attached travel restriction document

airlines re required documentation

Japanese citizens are exempted from negative pcr test requirement

Date 07 august 2020

New restriction update on foreigners and seaman to japan:

Effective immediately, you can start accepting foreigners with residence permit in accordance with the below regulations/requirements.

 attention: - all passengers should hold japan re-entry confirmation letter issued by Japanese embassies overseas and negative pcr test result certificate issued within 72 hours before departure.

Japan – foreigners who fall under the following category are allowed to enter japan:

“permanent resident”,” spouse or child of Japanese national”, “spouse or child of permanent resident” and “long term resident”

Effective 5 august 2020, they are allowed to enter, if they have left japan before the day when country/region where such foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into japan

Effective 1 September 2020, they are allowed to enter, even if they have left japan after the day when country/region where such foreign nationals are currently staying was designated as an area subject to denial of permission to entry into japan

If they have stayed in Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and Peru within 14 days prior to landing in japan, they can enter japan from 7 august.

For all the cases above, they must hold a re-entry confirmation letter issued by the Japanese embassy overseas and negative pcr test result certificate issued within 72 hrs before departure.

Japan – new requirements for seamen who will transfer to a ship in japan: (refer to the attached)

Effective immediately and until further notice, in the event that one (1) member in a group of two (2) or more crew members (seamen) traveling together tests positively for pcr or antigen tests currently being conducted at nrt, all remaining members of that particular ship's crew group will be denied entry into japan even if they were tested negative, and said group will be handled as an inad case.

Airlines are encouraged to monitor and check timatic travel document news for upcoming updates.

1. Passengers who have transited through or have been in Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, cape Verde, central African rep., Chile, china (people's rep.), Chinese Taipei, Congo (dem. Rep.), Colombia, costa Rica, cote d'ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican rep., Ecuador, Egypt, el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Estonia, eswatini, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (sar china), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (rep.), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Korea (rep.), Kosovo (rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (sar china), Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, morocco, Netherlands, new Zealand, Nicaragua, north Macedonia (rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian fed., san Marino, sao tome and principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, south Africa, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, turkey, Uruguay, USA, Ukraine, united Arab emirates, united kingdom, Vatican city (holy see) or Vietnam in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter until 31 july 2020.
- this does not apply to nationals of japan.
- this does not apply to spouses or children of nationals of japan if they can prove it.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission by 2 april 2020.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 3 april and 28 april 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican rep., el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Gabon, Ghana, guinea, guinea Bissau, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Russian fed., sao tome and principe, Saudi Arabia, south Africa, St. Kitts and Nevis, Tajikistan, united Arab emirates, Ukraine or Uruguay.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 29 april and 15 may 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, cape Verde, Colombia, el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Gabon, Ghana, guinea, guinea Bissau, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Maldives, Pakistan, south Africa, sao tome and Principe, Tajikistan or Uruguay.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 16 may and 26 may 2020 and have only been in Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, el Salvador, Ghana, guinea, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, south Africa or Tajikistan.
- this does not apply to residents of japan with “permanent resident", "spouse or child of Japanese national", "spouse or child of permanent resident" or "long term resident", who have departed japan with re-entry permission between 27 may and 30 june 2020 and have only been in Algeria, Cameroon, central African rep., costa Rica, Cuba, eswatini, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Iraq, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Senegal or St. Vincent and the grenadines.
- this does not apply to passengers with a special permanent residence permit. However, they must have a re-entry permit from a regional immigration officer. 
- this does not apply to us military personnel.
2. A completed "quarantine questionnaire" must be presented upon arrival.
3. Passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening.
4. Visa exemption for passengers with passengers with a British passport, Hong Kong (sar china) passport, Macao (sar china) passport is suspended.
5. Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, costa Rica, Croatia, czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican rep., el Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland (rep.), Israel, Italy, Korea (rep.), Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, san Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, united Arab emirates, Uruguay and Vatican city (holy see) is suspended.
6. Visa exemption for nationals of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, lao people's dem. Rep., Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua new guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Samoa, Solomon isl., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam with a diplomatic, official or service passport is suspended.
7. Visa exemption granted to passengers with an apec business travel card issued by Brunei Darussalam, china (people's rep.), Hong Kong (sar china), Indonesia, Korea (rep.), Malaysia, Mexico, Papua new guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russian fed., Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam, is suspended. 
8. Nationals of china (people's rep.) With a passport issued in Hubei province of Zhejiang province (china people's rep.) Are not allowed to enter japan.
- this does not apply when passengers can prove that they have not been in Hubei province and Zhejiang province the last 14 days.
9. Passengers who were in the cruise ship 'wester dam' are not allowed to enter japan. - this does not apply to nationals of japan.
10. Visas issued on or before 8 march 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in china (people's rep.), Hong Kong (sar china), Korea (rep.) Or Macao (sar china) are invalidated.
11. Visas issued on or before 20 march 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, san Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, united kingdom or Vatican city (holy see) are invalidated. 
12. Visas issued on or before 27 march 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Congo (dem. Rep.), Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam are invalidated. 
13. Visas issued on or before 2 April 2020 by the embassies, consulates-general and consulate of japan in Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, cape Verde, central African rep., chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, cook isl., costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican rep., el Salvador, equatorial guinea, Eritrea, eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, lao people's dem. Rep., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, mali, marshall isl., Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia (federated states), Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian territory, Papua new guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russian fed., Rwanda, Samoa, sao tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles , sierra Leone, Solomon isl., Somalia, south Africa, south Sudan, sri lanka, st. Kitts and nevis, st. Lucia, st. Vincent and the grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, united Arab emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe are invalidated. 
14. Passengers transiting through Tokyo (nrt) must transit on the same calendar day.

Additional 17 countries under enter ban list  countries (Nepal, Surinam, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Kenya, Comoros, republic of Congo, sierra Leon, Sudan, Namibia, Botswana, Madagascar, Libya and Liberia). 


No required documents

Mali

Africa

Capital City
Open for tourists
Quarantine not mandatory
Vaccination not required

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 14 April 2022

Passengers to Mali:

  • Fully vaccinated passengers are not required to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate. Passengers must have a COVID-19 Certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated.
  • Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated passengers are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival.

Date: 29 September 2021

The validity of the negative COVID-19 RT- PCR test certificate requirement for inbound passengers and crews is changed from seven (07) days to five (05) days.

Date: 17 January 2021

Health related entry requirements for inbound (arriving) passengers:

  • Must submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate no older than seven (07) days,
  • Connecting or transit passenger must submit a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate no older than seven (07) days.
  • The crews are subjected to temperature measurement and self-containment in their hotel.
  • Mandatory wearing of face mask;
  • Temperature measurement on arrival and routine health checks,

Websitehttps://ins.gov.ml/
Phone(+223) 20 21 42 31
Location
Remark
Italy

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Last Update Date: 14 June 2022

COVID-19 entry regulation/restriction is lifted from 01 June 2022.

Date: 01 March 2022

Italy entry restriction in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 01 March 2022.

Art.1

1.    Provided that no Covid-19 symptoms arise , entry into the National territory is allowed at the following conditions

a)   Presentation upon boarding of the dPLF  ( https://app.euplf.eu/#/ ) either through visualization on own device or in hard copy;

b)   Presentation upon boarding of a an EU Digital COVID Certificate , or equivalent , attesting a completed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle , or completed recovery from COVID-19,  or an antigenic or molecular test with negative result to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

2.    Only in case of failure to comply with paragraph 1,b) above , a five-days fiduciary self-isolation period will be prescribed;

3.    The certifications can be presented either in digital format or hard-copy

Art. 2

1. Provided that no Covid-19 symptoms arise, and without prejudice to the obligation to fill in a dPLF , the prescriptions of Art.1 do not apply to cockpit and cabin crew members.

Children under 6 years of age are exempted from the obligation to undergo a molecular or antigenic test

For more details, please refer:

Date: 01 March 2022

Italy entry restriction update in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 01 March 2022.

Art.1

1.    Provided that no Covid-19 symptoms arise , entry into the National territory is allowed at the following conditions :

a)   Presentation upon boarding of the dPLF  ( https://app.euplf.eu/#/ ) either through visualization on own device or in hard copy;

b)   Presentation upon boarding of a an EU Digital COVID Certificate , or equivalent , attesting a completed anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination cycle , or completed recovery from COVID-19,  or an antigenic or molecular test with negative result to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

2.    Only in case of failure to comply with paragraph 1,b) above , a five-days fiduciary self-isolation period will be prescribed;

3.    The certifications can be presented either in digital format or hard-copy

1.    Art. 2
1. Provided that no Covid-19 symptoms arise, and without prejudice to the obligation to fill in a dPLF , the prescriptions of Art.1 do not apply to cockpit and cabin crew members.

2.    Art.3
1.The carriers shall :

a)   Verify prior to boarding the dPLF and the possession of one of the certifications listed under 1,b) above;

b)   Deny boarding to anyone showing Sars-cov-2 compatible symptoms;

c)    Enforce for crew members and passengers the obligation to wear a PPE and indicate clearly when these may be temporarily removed;

d)   Supply upon boarding PPEs to the passengers who may not have them.

1.    Art. 4
1.Children under 6 years of age are exempted from the obligation to undergo a molecular or antigenic test

For more details:

 

Date: 15 January 2022

Ordinance that prohibits entry into Italy to those who in the last 14 days have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini will no more be in force; passengers arriving from these Countries will be considered as those arriving from Countries in the list E of Annex 20 -

DPCM 02/03/2021.    

Click here for detailed list of Countries in the list E of Annex 20 - DPCM 02/03/2021 visit  

https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/04/2021_04_06_restrizioni_allingresso_in_italia_eng.pdf

Click here for full detail of the new Ordinance

Date: 29 December 2021

 The Government Decree regarding COVID-19 containment has been published on 24 December 2021 on the Italian Official Gazette and it is available on the following link:

https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/id/2021/12/24/21G00244/sg

While we kindly recommend to take full view of the new established measures, we’d like to highlight that starting from December 25th, 2021:

  • It is mandatory to wear FFP2 masks on board of all means of transport (including airplane) (art. 4)

Air and Border Health Offices (USMAF-SASN) will perform spot checks through antigenic or PCR tests on incoming.

Date: 27 November 2021

Effective immediately the following categories of passengers are banned entry or transit in Italy if they have stayed or transited the past 14 days in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini. 

  1. Italian citizens with permanent residence out of Italy are prohibited.
  2. Resident permit holders are prohibited to enter Italy.

Exempted:

1.    Italian citizens with residence in Italy are allowed to travel.

Date: 19 May 2021

1.Passengers to Italy are required to present PCR test result certificate. Please note       the world/regions are divided into Area called “Lists”.  Please refer the attached for the details: Click here.

 https://www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioContenutiNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english

 2.Effective 24 May 2021, all passengers wishing to enter Italy arriving from foreign   countries or territories, regardless of the duration of their stay, are required to submit   a digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF) before entering the Italian borders   at https://app.euplf.eu/

Date: 09 March 2021

 Please refer the following attachments concerning the latest Italy travel Guidance:

1.    COVID-19 Travel guidance

2.    Self-declaration form for travel to Italy from abroad.

Date: 16 October 2020.

Updated formal statement for the purposes of entry Italy (last edition dated 13/10/2020).

Formal statement for the purpose of entry in Italy – English

Formal statement for the purpose of entry in Italy – Italian

No required documents

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

1. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure with a QR code. This does not apply to passengers who are 11 years and younger.
2. All passengers have to conform to the sanitary requirements of the boarding countries.
3. All passengers are tested by RT-PCR at their arrival at their own expense.
4. After their being tested, the passengers will proceed to their homes or their accommodation places where their results will be sent by electronic means.
5. while awaiting their results, passengers are held in isolation and restricted movement
6. passengers who test positive will be contacted by the health services for their treatment according to national guidelines.
7. The price of the RT-CR is XAF 40,000
8. passengers can pre-register on departure and pay the RT-PCR test fees from the following dedicated platform: www.voyage-congo.com

Malaysia

Africa

Capital City
Vaccination not required

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 28 April 2022

Malaysia entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 pandemic for effective from 01 May 2022:

  •  Fully vaccinated travllers and children aged 12 and below are exempted from pre-departure and on arrival tests.
  • Partially or not vaccinated travellers must take an RT-PCR test 2 days before departure and a supervised RTK-Ag test within 24 hours of arrival. They will also have to quarantine for 5 days at their own expense.
  • COVID-19 insurance is no longer required for all travellers entering Malaysia.
  • Passengers must complete pre-departure form (Travellers Card MySejahtera) at https://mysafetravel.gov.my/ .

Date: 27 May 2021

  1.  Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure.
  2. Mandatory RT-PCR COVID-19 screening upon arrival.
  3. Quarantine period for passengers arriving from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan is extended to 21 days.
  4. Quarantine period for passengers arriving from India is 21 days.
  5. The 10-day quarantine period for passengers from other countries has been increased to 14 days and may be extended to 21 days. 

Date: 23 December 2020

Malaysia Travel Restriction update:

  1. The Quarantine Period for arrivals of Malaysian Citizens and Non-Citizens at all International gateways into Malaysia have been reduced from 14 days to 7 days upon production of  RT - PCR COVID-19 test report upon arrival and 10 days for those who DO NOT produce a RT-PCR COVID-19 test report upon arrival.
  2. This new directive is effective from 14 Dec 2020.
  3. To facilitate the above, all travelers to Malaysia i.e. Malaysian Citizens and Non – Citizens are to adhere to the following:

    (a)   Undertake a RT-PCR COVID-19 test 3 days before departure for Malaysia.

     (b)   Undertake to settle payment of COVID -19 tests, quarantine and hospitalization charges in Malaysia where  required.

     (c)   Download the MySejahtera app and complete the health declaration form in the app before departure for Malaysia. 

  4. Upon arrival at all international gateways into Malaysia, all travelers (Malaysian Citizens and Non-Citizens) are to scan the QR code “Overseas Travelers” on their MySejahtera app.  
  5. All Travelers will be considered “Persons under Surveillance” (PUS) and will be issued with a “Home Surveillance Order (HSO) - Annex 14” and a wristband which they are required to wear during the quarantine period.   
  6. As mentioned above, Travelers who produce a RT - PCR COVID 19 test report upon arrival while only need to undergo a 7 day quarantine period.  Those who did not to present, will be quarantined for 10 days.

    Test fees shall be covered by the traveler.

  7.  While in quarantine, all travelers are required to undertake daily self-assessments via the Home Assessment Tool in the MySejahtera app.  RT-PCR/RTK Ag COVID -19 swab tests will be conducted on all travelers on day 5 for those travelers who prodiuce a RT - PCR COVID 19 test report upon arrival and on day 8 for those who did not. If the results of these tests are negative, travelers will be issued with a “Release Order” and discharged from quarantine on day 7 for those who had produced a RT - PCR COVID 19 test report upon arrival and on day 10 for those who did not. 

Date: 26 October 2020

Please find the below self-explanatory update regarding entry to Malaysia for international students and Medical travellers.  

  •  The Immigration Department of Malaysia has issued a new directive (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(22) on 18 th October 2020 and decided that existing International students from Public and Private Higher Education Institutions will be allowed entry into Malaysia to continue their studies.  Please note that the entry restrictions for (23) countries that have been barred by Malaysia remains in force and all students from these countries are still not allowed to enter Malaysia.
  • The Immigration Department of Malaysia subsequently issued another directive (Ref: IM.101/HQ-G/1130/1/1-2 Jld. 13(24) on 20th October 2020 which states that the entry for all students from Language Centres (IPS) and International Accredited Training Centres (IATC) will be postponed to a date that will be announced later.
  • All existing international students who have previously received the Travel Authorisation approval from the Director General, Immigration Department of Malaysia via EMGS may also proceed to enter Malaysia. However, students from the 23 countries that are currently barred by the Malaysian Government are not allowed to enter Malaysia in spite of previously receiving a Travel Authorisation approval. 
  • All the categories for eligible existing International Students that seek to enter Malaysia will still have to comply with the following instructions provided by the Government of Malaysia prior to their arrival:
    • Obtain a Travel Authorization from the Director General, Immigration Department of Malaysia (students must apply through EMGS)
    • Upon receiving the Travel Authorization, download and complete a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) and Indemnity for Person Under Surveillance
    • Obtain a Letter of Approval (Entry Permit) from an accredited Malaysian Mission abroad
  • Upon arrival in Malaysia, these students will also be subjected to the relevant procedures which includes the compulsory 14-day quarantine period at designated quarantine stations and undergo the relevant COVIID-19 screening test. All the associated cost will be borne by the students.
  • Kindly note that as previously announced by the Government of Malaysia, all International Students will be required to pay the full cost for quarantine which amounts to RM 4,700 beginning 24th September 2020. The cost breakdown is as below.

    Entry Procedures for Foreign Nationals on the purpose of Medical Visits

  • The patient and one (1) accompanying person must firstly register through the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC). The MHTC will then present the list of applicants to the Immigration Department of Malaysia (JIM).
  • The Immigration Department of Malaysia will go through the name list of both the patient and accompanying person and will give their approval to MHTC who will then notify the applicant. The approval letter for entry into Malaysia will be issued by the MHTC and this letter must be presented to the Immigration Officer upon arrival.
  • Once the immigration approval has been obtained, both the patient and accompanying person must take a PCR or COVID-19 swab test with a negative result, within three (3) days prior to arriving in Malaysia
  • Compulsory quarantine is not required however the patient and accompanying person must be taken straight away to the hospital which is managed by the MHTC personnel immediately upon arrival.

Date: 29 September 2020

Malaysia entry/exit Requirements:

Please find notification from Immigration Malaysia on the Malaysian Government’s entry ban on citizens of countries recording more than 150,000 cases of Covid-19.

  • All passengers with visit visa are still NOT allowed to enter Malaysia
  • The blanket entry ban applies to Citizens from 23 countries to take effect from Monday Sept 7.

    The countries are: the United States, Brazil, India, Peru, Columbia, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Iran, Pakistan, France, Turkey, United Kingdom, Germany, Iraq, Spain, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Bangladesh.   

  • Also barred are spouses (from the aforesaid countries) of Malaysian citizens and their children. 
  • Citizens of other countries who hold Permanent Residency status or long term pass holders in the aforesaid countries are included in the Ban.

    The following categories from the entry restricted countries are allowed to enter Malaysia with an approval from Immigration Malaysia:

    1) All expatriates (including RP-T, PVP & Dependents)

    2) MyPR

    3) MM2H

    4) Foreign students

    𝗔𝗟𝗟 Categories mentioned, who wish to enter, and exit & return to Malaysia may submit the entry permission request 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗠𝗬𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗺.

    MYEntry:

    https://esd.imi.gov.my/portal/

  • The following are exempted from the ban:

-       Diplomats

-       Ship crew who are required to enter Malaysia to undergo sign on/joint-ship/sign-off activities.

-       Flight crew ( Tech & Cabin) of commercial or private aircraft entering Malaysia for the purposes of operating the aircraft.

-       Crew & Professional workers of the Oil & Gas Industry (with existing passes). 

  • Checks on travel documentation i.e. Passports (place of issue) etc will be undertaken on all entry points to the country.   Passport holders, long term pass holders, Permanent Residents of the aforesaid countries will be denied entry. Such passengers are to be handed over to Airlines for repatriation.  
  • Passengers from the aforesaid countries transiting at Malaysian airports and all other gateways are permitted provided they do not clear immigration.
  • The implementation will start at 00:01 hrs. on 07 Sep (Mon), passengers from the aforesaid countries that arrive after midnight will be affected.
  • All arriving passengers into Malaysia are to be quarantined at a dedicated monitored quarantine facility for a period of 14 days from the time of arrival. All costs associated with quarantine and COVID-19 Test are to be covered by passenger and it ranges from MYR 4700.00 - 5000.00
  • Tourist is NOT allowed entry to Malaysia, No acceptance with visit visa.  
  • Passengers must download the MySejahtera application on a smart phone and completed all details required.

Malaysia on entry/exit procedures for Malaysian Citizens:   

  1. Procedures for exiting Malaysia.

    (a) Categories who DO NOT require prior approval from Immigration.

    • Diplomats and their dependents on posting overseas.
    • Students and their dependents commencing or resuming studies overseas.
    • Students due to sit for examinations overseas.
    • Malaysians escorting students overseas ( restricted to 2 persons per student)  
    • Permanent Residents/ Long term pass holders of countries overseas.
    • Oil & Gas and Marine crew required to sign on vessels berthed overseas.
    • Malaysians with offers of employment overseas.  

      Persons who fall under the categories above are required to produce supporting documents as proof of status at departing immigration checkpoints before they are allowed to leave the country.  

      (b) Categories who ARE REQUIRED to obtain prior approval from Immigration.  

      • Those attending Meetings, Exhibitions, Conferences overseas or wanting to travel overseas for business reasons.
      • Those required traveling overseas for emergency reasons.

        (c)  Categories who ARE PROHIBITED from leaving the country.

        • Those wanting to travel overseas for leisure purposes.
        • Those wanting to travel overseas to visit family, friends or relatives.
  2. Procedures for Entering Malaysia.

(a) Categories who DO NOT require prior approval from Immigration.

  • Malaysians currently overseas or have been given permission to leave Malaysia during the MCO and would now like to return to the country.

Malaysians currently in any country whose citizens are subject to the latest entry ban into Malaysia or are long term pass holders of those countries who had left Malaysia at some point during the MCO.

No required documents

Israel

Middle East

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 22 May 2022

Israel Travel Restrictions update in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 21 May 2022:

  1. Effective May 21, 2022, at midnight, the following changes will be made to the

       regulations concerning COVID-19 testing requirements of passengers entering Israel:

  • Cancellation of the testing mandate for entering passengers on entering Israel (at Ben Gurion International Airport) – starting this day, entering passengers will not

           be required to be tested for COVID-19 at Ben Gurion International Airport

  • Cancellation of the 24-hour quarantine mandate after entering Israel.
  • Cancellation of the requirement for passengers to present a negative PCR test before departing to Israel at their airport of origin. 
  1. Cancellation of wearing mask mandate on flights from and to Israel, subject to the Knesset’s approval, starting May 23, 2022 at midnight (the night between 22-23 of

      May).

  1. Requirement to fill out an Entry Statement Form – each passenger is required to fill out an Entry Statement Form in the 48 hours before taking off to Israel

      Ministry of Health website https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/?utm_source=go.gov.il&utm_medium=referral within 48 hours prior to Schedule Time of Departure

For the details, CLICK HERE

Useful links: 

  1. Ministry of Health – Entry Statement Form https://corona.health.gov.il/en/flights/?utm_source=go.gov.il&utm_medium=referral
  2. Ministry of Health – International Travel  https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/arriving-by-air/
  3. Ministry of Health – List of Countries by Color https://corona.health.gov.il/en/country-status/
  4. Population and Immigration Authority – Policy of entry into Israel during the coronavirus period https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/border_closing_coronavirus_14062020
  5. Ben Gurion International Airport 
  6. Test&GO – “Femi”, located at Ben Gurion International Airport https://testngo.femi.com/en/sign-in

ALL passengers – Israelis and foreign citizens, travelling to Israel must fill out and submit the online Israel Entry Statement Form through the Israeli Ministry of Health website within 48 hours prior to Schedule Time of Departure. 
All passengers who are foreign citizens entering to Israel (if they have stayed in a territory outside of Israel for more than 72 hours) must present a negative PCR test – conducted within 72 hours of the STD (from the first point of departure) – unless they are exempted as per the tables below. 
The test result must be in an official document and contain the passport number on it. 
Israeli Citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents holding an Israeli passport OR a valid Israeli ID card - are not required to present a COVID test before boarding a flight to Israel 
All passengers must take a PCR test upon arrival in Israel. This requirement applies for all passengers, including vaccinated and recovered persons. 
Pre-registration required on the sam pling company’s websit e (“Femi”) located at Ben Gurion International Airport. 

All passengers arriving into Israel from abroad must go into isolation for 24 hours OR until receiving a negative result on the PCR test that was taken upon arrival, whichever is earlier. 
Israelis and foreign citizens who become confirmed to Covid-19 during their stay in Israel must go into full isolation. Israeli citizens will do the isolation at home. 
Foreign citizens will be transported by ambulance to a managed isolation facility for recovery and the costs of ambulance transport, stay in the managed isolation facility and medical care will be at their own expenses. 
Holders of “Alyia” Permit, are allowed to board as well (subject to Entry Statement and PCR/Antigen test). 
For foreign citizens – the final entry approval is subject to the immigration officer’s decision upon arrival as per the Israeli Law

No required documents

Indonesia

Asia

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 25 September 2021

 A valid e-Visa holder is now allowed to enter Indonesia by fulfilling the required health protocol. Hence, holders of the below listed valid visa or Stay Permit are now eligible to enter Indonesia:

  • Business Visa
  • Diplomatic Visa
  • Visitor Visa  
  • Limited Stay Visa 
  • Residence Permit
  • Diplomatic Residence Permit
  • Stay Permit (KITAS)
  • Permanent Residence Permit (KITAP)

A Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP) card holders need to have a valid reentry permit stamp on their passport. They shall not be accepted even if their ITAP/KITAP is valid without a valid re-entry permit stamp on their passport. 

For a Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP), there is a remark placed on the Re-entry Permit stamp stating that “should not leave Indonesia more than one year from the date of departure”. Hence the exit date stamp put on the passport at the time of departure from Indonesia shall be also checked before accepting such passengers on ET flight. Such type of card holders, if stay more than one year out of Indonesia will not be allowed to enter to Indonesia even if their Re- entry permit is valid.

All, who are 12 years old and above, must bring COVID-19 negative certificate with sample taken date not more than 72 hours (3X24) before departure from origin stations and a proof of having received a complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine in English. However, foreigners aged from 12-17 years and Indonesians who have not received the vaccine abroad will be vaccinated in the quarantine upon arrival in Indonesia. There will be RT- PCR test upon arrival at the airport and eight days quarantine under passengers’ own expense.

The requirement of COVID-19 negative certificate is still 7days (7X24) for crew.

On related note that it is now a standard requirement to use the PeduliLindungi application as a condition for international travel including crew to enter the territory of Indonesia. Hence passenger and crew are required to fill out the International e-Hac through the Peduliindungi application at the departure airport (Country of Origin).

Attached below please find:

  1. Detailed about the entry requirement,
  2. The steps for usage of PeduliLindungi application for ease of reference.

    Visa on arrival facility and transiting Indonesia are still suspended.

    Date: 23 September 2021

    In addition to the current health protocol, eligible foreigners as well as Indonesians are now required to take RT-PCR test upon arrival at Jakarta airport at their own expense.

    Date: 02 September 2021

    The Health Alert card (e- HAC) can be now accessed via Peduli Lindungi Application which can be downloaded from App Store or Google Play Store.

    Effective immediately, all passengers including Indonesian citizens, foreigners, and aircraft personnel/crew are now required to fill in the mandatory online Indonesian Health Alert Card (e-HAC) downloading Peduli Lindungi Application from App Store or Play Store and obtain QR code.

    The e-HAC application, which has been used for international and domestic travelers, has now been disabled. It is now only accessible through Peduli Lindungi Application.

    For the steps on how to use e-Hac through Peduli Lindungi Application: CLICK HERE  

      Date: 22 July 2021

      E-Visa holders will not be allowed to enter Indonesia effective 23 July 2021. The below listed passengers are allowed to enter Indonesia:

      1.    Indonesians

      2.     Holders of diplomatic and official stay permit,  

      3.    Holders of Indonesia temporary residence card (KITAS) and permanent residence card (KITAP), and

      4.    Holders of diplomatic and official visa for purpose of official or state visit.   

      A Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP) card holders need to have a valid reentry permit stamp on their passport. They shall not be accepted even if their ITAP/KITAP is valid without valid re-entry permit stamp on their passport. 

      For a Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP) there is a remark placed on the Re-entry Permit stamp stating that “should not leave Indonesia more than one year from the date of departure”. Hence the exit date stamp put on the passport at the time of departure from Indonesia shall be also checked before accepting such passengers on ET flight. Such type of card holders if stay more than one year out of Indonesia will not be allowed to enter to Indonesia even if their Re-entry permit is valid.

      The current Health Protocol of Indonesia, including holding valid PCR negative certificate and COVID 19 vaccination certificate /card in English as a proof of completing vaccination in full dose, shall be implemented without fail.

      In addition, visa on arrival facility and transiting Indonesia are still suspended.




    • Date: 07 July 2021

      Effective July 06,2021 eligible foreigners, who are 12 years old and above and allowed to enter Indonesia based on the previous circular, as well as crew, who will have layover in Jakarta, are now required to bring COVID 19 vaccination certificate or card in the form of hard copy or digital form as a proof of completing vaccination in full dose. 

      Indonesians are also required to bring vaccination card / certificate however they can enter Jakarta without the vaccination certificate/card and will be required to take the vaccine while they are under quarantine.

      Foreigners holding diplomatic and service visa and are part of an official /state visit on ministerial level and higher rank are exempted from requirement of vaccination card or certificate.

      In addition, the mandatory quarantine requirement period has now become 8 days (8X24). Indonesians and foreigners including diplomat / embassy staff, excluding the Heads of Foreign missions, are required to undertake quarantine for the mentioned days at hotels certified by the Indonesia Ministry of Health. Heads of Foreign mission and international organization as well as their families are allowed to undertake self-isolation for 8 days at their respective residence.

      The requirements of COVID 19 PCR negative certificate with sample taken date not more than 72 hours (3x24) before departure is still applicable to all passengers including children and infants. It is still 7days (7X24) for crew.

      It is mandatory that both passengers and crew shall fill in the online Indonesian Health Alert Card (e-HAC) downloading the attached APP from App Store and Play Store, as the case may be, and fill in the on line form and obtain QR code.

      Date: 01 May 2021

      All domestic transportation service in Indonesia will be suspended from 06 May until 17 May 2021.

      Date: 25 April 2021

      COVID-19:  PASSENGER RESTRICTIONS.

      As per the attached circular received, Indian nationals are not allowed to enter into  Indonesia.  All foreigners who have traveled to and/or visited the Republic of India within 14 days prior to visit to Indonesia are not permitted to enter into Indonesia. However Indonesian citizens are exempted from this restriction and can enter into Jakarta.

      Indonesia Restriction

      Date: 26 February 2021

      Indonesia Government has extended the travel restriction which has been already in place until further notice.

    • The existing health protocol is still applicable for both passenger and crew.
    • It is now mandatory that both passengers and crew are required to complete the online Indonesian health alert card (e-HAC) effective immediately. Here below is the App that passengers and crew are required to download from App Store and Play Store, as the case may be, and fill in the on line form and obtain QR code. The App can be found at: Indonesian e-HAC (electronic health alert card).

       

      Date: 19 February 2021

      Valid e-Visa holders are now allowed to enter into Indonesia. Hence they are now eligible to enter into Indonesia like the below listed ones.

      1. Indonesians

      2. Holders of diplomatic and official stay permit,  

      3.  Holders of Indonesia temporary residence card (KITAS) and permanent residence card (KITAP), and

      4.  Holders of diplomatic and official visa in purpose of official or state visit.   

      A Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP) and Temporary residence card (KITAS) card holders need to have a valid reentry permit stamp on their passport. They shall not be accepted even if their ITAP/KITAP and KITAS is valid without valid re-entry permit stamp on their passport. 

      For a Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP/KITAP there is a remark placed on the Re-entry Permit stamp stating that “should not leave Indonesia more than one year from the date of departure’. Hence the exit date stamp put on the passport at the time of departure from Indonesia shall be also checked before accepting such passengers on ET flight. Such type of card holders if stay more than one year out of Indonesia, will not be allowed to enter to Indonesia even if their Re- entry permit is valid.

      All must bring COVID-19 negative certificate with sample taken date not more than 72 hours (3X24) before departure from origin stations. There will be also five days quarantine at their own expense.

      Visa on arrival facility and transiting Indonesia are still suspended.

      Date:28 January 2021

      Indonesia will extend the temporary entry Prohibition towards all foreign nationals until 8 February 2021.

      Exemption from the entry prohibition to Indonesia will be given only to: 

      (1)  Holders of diplomatic and official stay permit,  

      (2)  Holders of Indonesia temporary residence card (KITAS) and permanent residence card (KITAP), and

      (3)  Holders of diplomatic and official visa in purpose of official or state visit.   

      Upon arrival in Indonesia, foreign nationals that are exempted from the prohibition shall:

      ·         present a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to departure time,

      ·         fill the electronic Health Alert Card (e-HAC) form,

      ·         Undergo another PCR test upon arrival and 5 (five) days quarantine at the appointed Hotel. The cost of the quarantine at the hotel will be covered by each individual.

      Date: 26 January 2021

       As per the attached NOTAM and circular  received from our office in Jakarta, the Indonesia travel restriction has been further extended from January 26,2021  until February 08,2021. Please note that  Indonesian citizens and those foreigners  who are  currently eligible to enter into Indonesia must bring COVID-19 negative certificate with sample taken date not  more than 72 hrs  ( 3X24)  before departure from origin stations.

      NOTAM for international arrivals to Indonesia.

      NOTAM for international arrivals to Indonesia(EN).

      January 14, 2021

       The travel restriction for Indonesia has been extended until January 25,2021.

      Date: 29 December 2020

      All foreign nationals except the following are prohibited to enter / transit Indonesia starting from January 01, 2021 up to January 14, 2021.

      • Diplomatic visa and official/service holders who are traveling to Indonesia for the purpose of official ministerial visit or higher, with very strict health protocols.
      • Holders of diplomatic and official/service stay permit.
      • Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP)

      The current health protocol that states foreign nationals shall hold COVID -19 negative certificates issued within 48 hours before departure is still applicable to the above listed ones.

      In addition they are required to re-take a RT-PCR test and undergo 5 days of mandatory quarantine at their own expense in the designated hotels upon arrival in Indonesia.

      25 December 2020

      • Any foreigners transiting and/or originating from England are not allowed to enter into Indonesian until further notice.
      • Indonesian citizens originating /transiting England are required to bring COVID-19 negative report issued within 48 hours before departure.
      • In addition, International travelers as well as Indonesians originating/transiting Europe and Australia are required to bring COVID -19 negative report issued within 48 hours before departure. The Indonesian citizen shall be put into quarantine for 5 days from the date of arrival at the special quarantine accommodation provided by the government and the foreigner will carry out self-quarantine at hotels that have been determined by the government at his/her own expenses.
      • All foreigners traveling to Indonesia are now required to hold COVID-19 negative certificate issued within 48 hours before departure.

      further announcement from Indonesian Immigration that  a Permanent Stay Permit ( ITAP/KITAP) card  holders need to have a valid reentry permit  on their passport . They shall not be accepted  even if their  ITAP/KITAP is valid without  valid re -entry permit on their passport .  However this is not applicable  to Temporarily/Limited Stay ( ITAS/KITAS ) holders .

      Regarding APEC card holders please note  that the number appears on  Asian- Pacific Economic Corporation ( APEC) Business  Card holders must be the same as with that of  the passenger passport number . However  ‘OK to Board’ shall be obtained from Indonesian Immigration office to accept   holders of   Asian- Pacific Economic Corporation ( APEC) Business  Card and Traditional border crossing pass /card . Hence please contact Jakarta  office at ALLCGKAPT@ethiopianairlines.com at least one day before accepting such passengers on ET flight.  Please do not accept holders of these  cards without obtaining  ‘OK to Board’  from CGK . 

      Visa on arrival facility and transiting Indonesia are still suspended.  Passengers arriving Jakarta to connect domestic flights in Indonesia needs to have a minimum of  three hours  connecting time as they need to go through Port Health formalities based on the existing Indonesia  COVID 19 health protocol .

      Date: 18 October 2020 

      As per the attached circular released from Indonesian Immigration, holders of a single visitor visa of  B211A, B211B, B211C ,   D212   and Working Holiday Visa,  are now allowed to enter into Indonesia with a round trip ticket. 

      Asian- Pacific Economic Corporation ( APEC) Business  Card holders and Traditional border crossing pass /card holder are now allowed to enter into Indonesia in addition to foreigner nationals holding a  Temporarily/Limited Stay ( ITAS/KITAS )  or a Permanent Stay Permit ( ITAP/KITAP) , Diplomatic visa on diplomatic passport   and the above types of visa . 

      The above-mentioned Visitor Visa and Temporary stay visa can be issued electronically as e-Visa. 

      All passengers are required to abide by the existing Indonesian health protocol without fail and  hold a valid passport with a validity period of more than six months. Bringing a passenger with a passport of   less than six months validity period to Indonesia will entail a fine of IDR50,000,000.00 equivalent to USD3500.00.

      Visa on arrival facility and transiting Jakarta are still suspended. 

      Handling at the entrance

      Every citizen and foreigner who enters Indonesia must follow the health quarantine procedure and additional health checks in Indonesia.

        Additional health checks include: 

      1. Interview
      2.  Check temperature, signs and symptoms of covid-19
      3.  Oxygen saturation check
      4.  Rapid test and or pcr examination.

      Every citizen and foreigner must apply covid-19 prevention and control principles by:

      1. Physical distancing
      2.  Always wear a mask
      3.   Implement clean and healthy behaviour (phbs) 

      Every Indonesian citizen who returns to Indonesia needs to bring a health certificate wherever possible in English which is valid for a maximum of 7 days since it is issued by the health facility from the country of origin, and is validated by the port health office doctor at the port / airport / state land border post (plndn) on arrival. 

      Indonesian citizens who return with a health certificate proving the results negative pcr
      examination covid-19:

      1.  Additional health checks are carried out except for rapid test or pcr,
      2. If no diseases and / or risk factors are found in the health examination, the port health office (kkp) issues health clearance and health alert card (hac) to the relevant parties.
      3. Can continue the trip to the area of origin by bringing a letter of travel from the local
        covid-19 handling task force.
      4. Undertake independent quarantine at each home for 14 days, apply physical distancing, wear masks and apply clean and healthy behaviour (phbs). 
      5. Health clearance is submitted to the local neighbourhood association (rt / rw) which is then forwarded to the local puskesmas/public health centre so that the monitoring is carried out during the quarantine period at home.

      Indonesian citizen who returns, if:

      1. Do not carry a health certificate;
      2. Bring a health certificate with a validity period of more than 7 days; or
      3. Bring a health certificate but do not prove negative pcr results of covid-19. Additional health checks are carried out including rapid tests and / or pcr.

      If specimens can be collected for pcr examination at the entrance, Indonesian citizens can wait temporarily  at  the  quarantine  facility  /  facility  prepared  until  the  results  of the pcr examination come out. Indonesian citizen with covid-19 negative pcr result and no disease and / or risk factors found in the health examination, then:

      1. Will be provided a health clearance by health workers in quarantine facilities
      2. Bring a health alert card (hac) that has been given at the entrance.
      3.   Can continue the journey to the area of origin by carrying a travel permit from the local covid-19 handling task force, and always wears a mask during the trip. Their trip to the area of origin can be facilitated by the government.
      4. Perform independent  quarantine  in  each  home  for  14  days,  apply  physical distancing, wear masks, and apply clean and healthy behavior (phbs). 
        E. Health clearance is submitted to the local neighborhood association (rt / rw) which is then forwarded  to  the  local  puskesmas/public  health center, so that monitoring is carried out during the quarantine period at home.

       If no pcr examination can be performed at the entrance, then rapid tests are to be carried out for Indonesian citizens.

      Indonesian citizens with non-reactive rapid test results, then:

      1. Quarantine is carried out at the quarantine facility prepared by the government or other parties. 
      2. The task force for the acceleration of national / regional covid-19 handling or other parties provides transportation facilities from the entrance to the quarantine facility / facility.
      3.   Kkp still provides hac to those concerned.
      4. The quarantine period lasts until the results of pcr examination (if carried out at the quarantine  facility)  are  negative  covid-19,  or  the  results  of  the  rapid  test re-examination on the 7th to the 10th days is non-reactive.

      Indonesian citizens with reactive rapid test results or covid-19 positive pcr examination results, are referred to the emergency hospital / referral hospital in the local area by implementing an infectious disease referral protocol.

       every foreign national entering Indonesia must have a health certificate in English stating the results of covid-19 negative pcr checks. The health certificate is valid for a maximum of 7 days from the issuance of the health facility from the country of origin, and is validated by the doctor of the port health office at the port / airport / plbdn arrival.

      Foreigners entering by bringing a health certificate proving covid-19 negative pcr results:

      1.  Additional health checks are carried out except for rapid test or pcr.
      2.  If no diseases and / or risk factors are found in the health examination, kkp issues health clearance and health alert card (hac) to the relevant parties.
      3.  Can continue the journey to the destination area by bringing a travel permit from the local covid-19 handling task force, and always wearing a mask during the trip.
      4. Undertake independent quarantine in their residence for 14 days, apply physical distancing, wear masks, and apply clean and healthy behavior (phbs). 

      5. Health clearance is submitted to the representative of their country to be forwarded to  the  local  health  department  so  that  monitoring  is  carried  out  during  the quarantine period.

       Foreigners who do not bring a health certificate, or carry a health certificate with a validity period of more than 7 days, or carry a health certificate but do not prove the results of a negative pcr examination, then:

      1. Additional health checks will be carried out including the rapid test.
      2. Foreigners who have comorbidities and the results of the rapid test are reactive, will be carried out referral and isolation measures to the emergency hospital / covid-19 referral hospital.
      3. Foreigners who have no symptoms and do not have comorbidities with reactive
        rapid test results are recommended to the immigration officials for deportation
      4. If the results of the rapid test is non-reactive are recommended to immigration officials for deportation.

       For foreigners who are crew members who will change their duties (sign off) in the territory of Indonesia that are permitted in accordance with applicable regulations, are required to have a 
      health certificate with a negative pcr covid-19 examination result, which has a validity period of more than 7 days due to the long voyage journey , then:

      1. Additional health checks will be done in the form of interviews, temperature checks, covid-19 signs and symptoms examination, and oxygen saturation checks.
      2. If no disease and / or risk factors are found in the medical examination, they can continue their trip back to their country. Kkp issues health clearance and health alert cards (hac).
      3. Undertake independent quarantine on ships / quarantine facilities if they cannot return directly to their country, and while waiting they will be supervised under the supervision of the kkp, immigration officials and security forces. 

      Aircraft crew and / or ship crew which is Indonesian citizens who are carrying out tasks, additional health checks and rapid test will be carried out.

      1. If the results of the rapid test are non-reactive and no disease and / or risk factors are found in the health examination:

        1). Can continue the journey by bringing health clearance and health alert
        card (hac).
        2). Undertake independent quarantine at quarantine facilities prepared by the person in charge, to carry out the next assignment schedule. 
        3). Apply physical distancing, wear masks, and apply phbs.
        4). A rapid test will be performed again on the 7th until 10th days since the previous rapid test. 

      2. If the results of the rapid test are reactive, a referral is made to the emergency hospital / referral hospital in the local area by applying the infectious disease referral protocol.

      If a traveller is found with the results of a reactive rapid test or the initial information that there is a disease and / or health risk factor in the conveyance, a disinfection is carried out by the kkp.

No required documents

India

Asia

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 12 April 2022

Passengers to India effective from 07 April 2022

  • No RT-PCR test required for those passengers originating from the 102 countries  (List Attached) provided that they have ‘fully vaccinated’ certificate and same is uploaded on the portal. In the absence of vaccination certificate, passengers need to have negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to departure and the report should be uploaded on the portal.
  • Passengers who originate from other than the above mentioned 102 countries need to have negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to departure and the report should be uploaded on the portal
  • There are no countries as such identified as high risk
  • No more on arrival test and 7 days home quarantine
  • Mandatory submission of online form on portal ( Air Suvidha | Covid-19 , Newdelhi Airport)

Date: 12 April 2022

Passengers to India effective from 07 April 2022

  • No RT-PCR test required for those passengers originating from the 102 countries  (List Attached) provided that they have ‘fully vaccinated’ certificate and same is uploaded on the portal. In the absence of vaccination certificate, passengers need to have negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to departure and the report should be uploaded on the portal.
  • Passengers who originate from other than the above mentioned 102 countries need to have negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to departure and the report should be uploaded on the portal
  • There are no countries as such identified as high risk
  • No more on arrival test and 7 days home quarantine
  • Mandatory submission of online form on portal ( Air Suvidha | Covid-19 , Newdelhi Airport)

Date: 11 February 2022

 Passengers to India effective from 14 February 2022 (00.01 hours IST):

 · No RT-PCR test required for those passengers originating from the 82 countries (List of attached) provided that they have ‘fully vaccinated’ certificate and same is uploaded on the portal. In the absence of vaccination certificate, passengers need to have negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to departure and the report should be uploaded on the portal.

·  Passengers who originate from other than the above mentioned 82 countries need to have negative RT-PCR test report conducted 72 hours prior to departure and the report should be uploaded on the portal

· There are no countries as such identified as high risk

· No more on arrival test and 7 days home quarantine

· Mandatory submission of online form on portal ( Air Suvidha | Covid-19 , Newdelhi Airport)

 For more information, CLICK HERE.

Date: 11 January 2022

India Revised Guidelines for International Arrivals.

This revised guidelines shall be valid with effect from 11 January 2022 (00.01 Hrs IST) till further orders.

For the details, please refer the following links:

1.    For guidelines for international arrivals (Algorithm):

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/Algorithmforrevisedguidelinesforinternationalarrivals7thJanuary2022.pdf

2.    For guidelines for International Arrivals:

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/RevisedGuidelinesforInternationalArrivalsdated7thJanuary2022.pdf

3.    For list of Countries from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing (Countries at-risk):

https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ListofCountriestobereferredtoincontextofGuidelinesforinternationalarrivalsdated7thJanuary2022.pdf

Date: 16 December 2021

Effective 20th of Dec 2021 passengers arriving in India from high risk countries are required to pre-book for PCR test on the Airsuvida portal https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration before boarding the aircraft from origin.

Date: 04 December 2021

Revision is made on travel restriction for International arrival to  Maharashtra – BOM. The restrictions imposed by the Government of India guidelines from time to time shall act as minimum restrictions to be imposed on all international and domestic air passengers.

The following countries are categorized as "High Risk Countries":

  1. South Africa
  2. Botswana and
  3. Zimbabwe.

The following categories of Air Passengers shall be declared as "High-Risk Air Passengers":

  1. The Air Passengers who are coming from "High-Risk Countries" to Maharashtra;
  2. The Air Passengers who have visited any of "High-Risk Countries" in past 15 days before arrival in Maharashtra.

Requirements

  1. Passengers from South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe will undergo test on arrival, then proceed to institutional quarantine for 7 days,
  2. Passengers from high risk countries other than the above three countries shall undergo arrival test,
  3. Random sampling of 2% pax from the country other than the high-risk category instead of 5%
  4. All arriving passengers to declare details of the countries visited in last 15 days using the attached health form.
  5. Cost of RT- PCR/ RAPID test to be paid by passenger for both randomly selected and those coming from high risk countries.

N.B Passengers are highly recommended to pre-book their RT-PCR / Rapid PCR test at the following weblinks :

  1. Northstar -  https://bit.ly/3uozZ18
  2. Suburban –  https://www.suburbandiagnostics.com/book-test/
  3. Lifenity-  https://disha.lifenitywellness.com/EhatEnterprise/ehat_online_registration.jsp

 

Date: 01 December 2021

Maharashtra state of India has issued its own tight COVID prevention protocols further to the Central government guidelines. Passengers to Mumbai must:

  1. Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details;
  2. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report*. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey;
  3. International passengers arriving from At Risk countries (Refer f below) shall have to undergo mandatory 7 days institutional quarantine and RT PCR test to be carried out on days 2,4, and 7;
  4. Passengers from any other countries except the At Risk Countries (Non Risk countries) will have to compulsorily undergo RT PCR Test on Arrival at their own cost;
  5. International Passengers having a connecting domestic flights to other airports of India shall undergo RT PCR test (Without leaving the airport) and only if found negative will be allowed to board the connecting flight.
  6. List of Countries from where travelers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, (Countries at-risk) (Updated as on 30 November 2021)

 

1. Countries in Europe                  6. Mauritius

    including The United Kingdom   7. New Zealand

2. South Africa                           8. Zimbabwe

3. Brazil                                     9. Singapore  

4. Botswana                                 10. Hong Kong                               

5. China                                11. Israel

Date: 30 November 2021

All Tourist Visas (Sticker Visa) and e-Tourist Visas issued prior to 06.10.2021 stands suspended. Only the Tourist Visas (Sticker Visa) and e-Tourist visas issued from 06.10.2021 are valid for entry in India.    

Date: 29 November 2021

Updated Indian Travel Restrictions effective 01 December 2021.

A.1. All travelers should

a. Submit self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal (https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration) before the scheduled travel, including last 14 days travel details.

b. Upload a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR report*. This test should have been conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey.

A.2. Before Boarding

  • Passengers originating or transiting from at-risk countries(Refer below) will undergo post arrival testing, home quarantine if tested negative,  stringent isolation protocols if tested positive etc.

A.4. On arrival Testing

  • Thermal screening would be carried out and the self-declaration form filled online before departure shall be shown to the airport health staff.
  • Travelers from specified Countries at risk [as mentioned Below) will follow the protocol as detailed below:
  • Submission of sample for post-arrival COVID-19 test* at the point of arrival (self-paid). Such travelers will be required to wait for their test results at the arrival airport before leaving or taking a connecting flight.
  • If tested negative they will follow, home quarantine for 7 days. Re-test on the 8th day of arrival in India* and if negative, further self-monitor of their health for next 7 days.
  • Travelers from Countries excluding those Countries at risk, will be allowed to leave the airport and shall self-monitor their health for 14 days’ post arrival. A sub-section (5% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.

List of Countries from where travelers would need to follow additional measures on arrival in India, including post-arrival testing (Countries at-risk)  - Updated as on 26th November 2021.

1. Countries in Europe including The United Kingdom

2. South Africa

3. Brazil

4. Bangladesh

5. Botswana

6. China

7. Mauritius

8. New Zealand

9. Zimbabwe

10. Singapore

11. Hong Kong

12. Israel

 

* Children under 5 years of age are exempted from both pre- and post-arrival testing.

For more information , please refer: Guidance for international travel.

Date: 04 September 2021

Effective 3 September 2031, passengers to India:

  1. All international passengers are subjected to pre-arrival RT-PCR testing at least 72 hours before boarding,
  2. Travelers through flights originating from United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are additionally mandated to be tested on arrival in India through RT-PCR test.

Date: 18 May 2021

Guidelines for requirement of RT-PCR test report with QR code for international travel from India.

  1. Currently, the outbound passengers traveling from India to a number of international destinations are being allowed to board flights only if they carry a negative RT-PCR test report as per guidelines/ requirements of the destination country.
  2. To ensure minimum physical contact and smooth movement of passengers in the present pandemic situation, without compromising on the verification of the necessary details, the airline operators are advised to accept only those passengers who are carrying a negative RT-PCR test report with QR code for boarding international flights departing from India after 0001 hours on 22 May 2021 

This is applicable only to those passengers who are required to carry negative RT-PCR test report as per the guidelines/ requirements issued by the destination countries.

Date: 16 February 2021

All inbound passengers must e-submit self-declaration form (SDF) before departure through the Link: https://www.newdelhiairport.in/airsuvidha/apho-registration

Passengers destined to BOM/DEL without submitting the online self-declaration form (SDF) are not accepted for boarding.

 Date: 07 November 2020

 Refer this guideline material for latest India travel requirement.

Guidelines for international arrivals

 Date: 17 August 2020

Stretcher passenger’s requirement India (BOM): 

While you have stretcher passenger to BOM, please share our BOM station the following documents at least 24hrs before the scheduled departure of the flight: 

  • Covid19 RT-PCR report (test done up to 96 hrs. Before departure time of the stretcher passenger & accompanying escort.
  • Medical form.
  • Medical summary / discharge summary of the passenger.

Mandatory submission of online form on portal ( Air Suvidha | Covid-19 , Newdelhi Airport)

Hong Kong, China

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 31 May 2022

Entry restrictions

Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents (subject to immigration policy) will be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

  • Fully vaccinated means the suggested dosage has been administered in accordance with the “List of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognized for Specified Purposes” and relevant guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong.
  • The 14th day after a person has completed a COVID-19 vaccination course is counted by taking the next day after the person received all of the recommended dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine as the 1st day. For example, a person who received the last recommended dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 10 May 2022, he/she can be considered “fully vaccinated” starting on 24 May.
  • The following persons will be considered as fully vaccinated -
    • Recovered persons who have recovered from previous COVID-19 infection, they will be required to receive one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong in order to be considered as fully vaccinated.
    • Persons aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.
  • The following categories of persons are exceptionally allowed to board (despite not regarded as fully vaccinated) -
    • those who are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner; or
    • those who have received one dose of recognized COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognized vaccination record but certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine; or
    • children aged 11 or below accompanied for boarding and compulsory quarantine by relevant persons who comply with the boarding requirements.

If the limit of stay in Hong Kong that could be granted to a non-Hong Kong residents with the existing immigration policy is shorter than the length of the compulsory quarantine period applicable, he/she continue to be denied entry into Hong Kong.

Boarding requirements

Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents
1. Recognized vaccination record
2. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours
3. Confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel
  • For inbound children aged below three, pre-departure PCR-based nucleic acid tests not required.
  • All inbound travelers are required to submit health declaration form. Currently paper health declaration form is not applicable to travelers arriving at Hong Kong via Hong Kong International Airport. Travelers can submit the form online. After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code.

Recognized vaccination record

A vaccination record in English or Chinese issued by Hong Kong, or an authority or recognized institution of a place on the “List of Places of Issuance of Recognized Vaccination Records”, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the relevant traveler has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
  • the name of the vaccine administered or the name of the marketing authorization holder or manufacture of the vaccine.

If the vaccination record is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the vaccination record.

Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours

A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveler matching in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the sample was taken from the relevant traveler within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight from Addis Ababa/Bangkok to Hong Kong; and
  • the test conducted on the sample is a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
  • the relevant traveler was tested negative for COVID-19.

If the test report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveler matching in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the test report.

The format of the test report may differ among different laboratories.

  • The following are in general acceptable as alternative wordings for “sample collection time”:
    • Date/Time of Sample Collection
    • Collection Date/Time
    • Test Date
    • Date of Test
    • Sample Taken
    • Collected on
    • Examination Date
  • The following are NOT accepted as “sample collection time”:
    • Report Date
    • Printed on
    • Result Date/Time

Some test report only states the date of sample collection without the time of collection. While such report is still accepted, for prudent sake the time of sample collection will be assumed to be 00:00. Such report should not be accepted if it falls outside 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure from Addis Ababa/Bangkok to Hong Kong.

Confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel

Confirmation of room reservation for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH).

  • If opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions (must hold a 7-night DQH room reservation):
    • Can be discharged earlier from quarantine and must leave the DQH if fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children aged 11 or below, and the results of the PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the 6th and 7th days are all negative.
  • If not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine (must hold a 14-night DQH room reservation):
    • Can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day.
  • Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) can book at either designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) or designated quarantine facilities (DQFs).
  • Click here for the List of Designated Quarantine Hotels
  • Click here for the List of Designated Quarantine Facilities
Transit/Transfer via Hong Kong International Airport
1. Passengers are booked under the same air ticket or same booking
2. Passengers are checked through at the origin port with boarding passes and baggage tagged-through to the onward destination
3. Transit/Transfer within 72 hours
  • Transit/Transfer service to destinations in Mainland China remain unavailable.

Government Thematic Website

COVID-19 Thematic Website - Together, We Fight the Virus - Inbound Travel (coronavirus.gov.hk)



Date: 25 May 2022

Hong Kong Entry Restrictions/Requirements:

Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents (subject to immigration policy) will be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

  • Fully vaccinated means the suggested dosage has been administered in accordance with the “List of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognized for Specified Purposes” and relevant guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong.
  • The 14th day after a person has completed a COVID-19 vaccination course is counted by taking the next day after the person received all the recommended dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine as the 1st day. For example, a person who received the last recommended dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 10 May 2022, he/she can be considered “fully vaccinated” starting on 24 May.
  • The following persons will be considered as fully vaccinated -
    • Recovered persons who have recovered from previous COVID-19 infection, they will be required to receive one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong in order to be considered as fully vaccinated.
    • Persons aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.
  • The following categories of persons are exceptionally allowed to board (despite not regarded as fully vaccinated) -
    • those who are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner; or
    • those who have received one dose of recognized COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognized vaccination record but certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine; or
    • children aged 11 or below accompanied for boarding and compulsory quarantine by relevant persons who comply with the boarding requirements.

If the limit of stay in Hong Kong that could be granted to a non-Hong Kong resident with the existing immigration policy is shorter than the length of the compulsory quarantine period applicable, he/she continue to be denied entry into Hong Kong.

Boarding requirements

Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents
1. Recognized vaccination record 2. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO 15189 accredited or government recognized) 3. Confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel

 All inbound travelers are required to submit health declaration form. Currently paper health declaration form is not applicable to travelers arriving at Hong Kong via Hong Kong International Airport. Travelers can submit the form online. After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code.

Recognized vaccination record:

A vaccination record in English or Chinese issued by Hong Kong, or an authority or recognized institution of a place on the “List of Places of Issuance of Recognized Vaccination Records”, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the relevant traveler has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
  • the name of the vaccine administered or the name of the marketing authorization holder or manufacture of the vaccine.

If the vaccination record is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the vaccination record.

Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO 15189 accredited or government recognized)

A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveler matching in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the sample was taken from the relevant traveler within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight from Addis Ababa/Bangkok to Hong Kong; and
  • the test conducted on the sample is a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
  • the relevant traveler was tested negative for COVID-19.

If the report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the test report.

The format of the test report may differ among different laboratories.

  • The following are in general acceptable as alternative wordings for “sample collection time”:
    • Date/Time of Sample Collection
    • Collection Date/Time
    • Test Date
    • Date of Test
    • Sample Taken
    • Collected on
    • Examination Date
  • The following are NOT accepted as “sample collection time”:
    • Report Date
    • Printed on
    • Result Date/Time

Some test report only states the date of sample collection without the time of collection. While such report is still accepted, for prudent sake the time of sample collection will be assumed to be 00:00. Such report should not be accepted if it falls outside 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure from Addis Ababa/Bangkok to Hong Kong.

Separate documentary proof is required even if the test report from the laboratory or healthcare institution contains an ISO accreditation reference or indication of the government’s recognition. In addition, the documentary proof should be issued by a third party (i.e. the accreditation body of the government) NOT by the laboratory or healthcare institution itself.

Confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel:

Confirmation of room reservation for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH).

  • If opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions (must hold a 7-night DQH room reservation):
    • Can be discharged earlier from quarantine and must leave the DQH if fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children aged 11 or below, and the results of the PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the 6th and 7th days are all negative.
  • If not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine (must hold a 14-night DQH room reservation):
    • Can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day.
  • Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) can book at either designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) or designated quarantine facilities (DQFs).
  • Click here for the List of Designated Quarantine Hotels
  • Click here for the List of Designated Quarantine Facilities
                                   Transit via Hong Kong International Airport
1. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO 15189 accredited or government recognized) 2. Passengers are booked under the same air ticket or same booking 3. Passengers are checked through at the origin port with boarding passes and baggage tagged-through to the onward destination 4. Transit within 24 hours

 Transit service to destination in Mainland China remain unavailable.

For more information, please refer Government Thematic Website at

COVID-19 Thematic Website - Together, We Fight the Virus - Inbound Travel (coronavirus.gov.hk)

 

Date: 30 April 2022

Hong Kong Entry Restrictions/Requirements:

Fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents (subject to immigration policy) will be allowed to enter Hong Kong.

  • Fully vaccinated means the suggested dosage has been administered in accordance with the “List of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognized for Specified Purposes” and relevant guidelines of a COVID-19 vaccination course at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong.
  • The 14th day after a person has completed a COVID-19 vaccination course is counted by taking the next day after the person received all the recommended dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine as the 1st day. For example, a person who received the last recommended dose of COVID-19 vaccine on 10 May 2022, he/she can be considered “fully vaccinated” starting on 24 May.
  • The following persons will be considered as fully vaccinated -
    • Recovered persons who have recovered from previous COVID-19 infection, they will be required to receive one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong in order to be considered as fully vaccinated.
    • Persons aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival at Hong Kong are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.
  • The following categories of persons are exceptionally allowed to board (despite not regarded as fully vaccinated) -
    • those who are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof issued by a medical practitioner; or
    • those who have received one dose of recognized COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognized vaccination record but certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine; or
    • children aged 11 or below accompanied for boarding and compulsory quarantine by relevant persons who comply with the boarding requirements.

If the limit of stay in Hong Kong that could be granted to a non-Hong Kong resident with the existing immigration policy is shorter than the length of the compulsory quarantine period applicable, he/she continue to be denied entry into Hong Kong.

Boarding requirements

Hong Kong residents and non-Hong Kong residents
1. Recognized vaccination record
2. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours
(including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO 15189 accredited or government recognized)
3. Confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel

 All inbound travelers are required to submit health declaration form. Currently paper health declaration form is not applicable to travelers arriving at Hong Kong via Hong Kong International Airport. Travelers can submit the form online. After submitting the online form, the system will generate a QR code.

Recognized vaccination record:

A vaccination record in English or Chinese issued by Hong Kong, or an authority or recognized institution of a place on the “List of Places of Issuance of Recognized Vaccination Records”, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the relevant traveler has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
  • the name of the vaccine administered or the name of the marketing authorization holder or manufacture of the vaccine.

If the vaccination record is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the government of the place where the vaccine was administered, bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the vaccination record.

Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO 15189 accredited or government recognized)

A test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveler matching in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the sample was taken from the relevant traveler within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight from Addis Ababa/Bangkok to Hong Kong; and
  • the test conducted on the sample is a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
  • the relevant traveler was tested negative for COVID-19.

If the report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveler matching in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information should be presented together with the test report.

The format of the test report may differ among different laboratories.

  • The following are in general acceptable as alternative wordings for “sample collection time”:
    • Date/Time of Sample Collection
    • Collection Date/Time
    • Test Date
    • Date of Test
    • Sample Taken
    • Collected on
    • Examination Date
  • The following are NOT accepted as “sample collection time”:
    • Report Date
    • Printed on
    • Result Date/Time

Some test report only states the date of sample collection without the time of collection. While such report is still accepted, for prudent sake the time of sample collection will be assumed to be 00:00. Such report should not be accepted if it falls outside 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure from Addis Ababa/Bangkok to Hong Kong.

Separate documentary proof is required even if the test report from the laboratory or healthcare institution contains an ISO accreditation reference or indication of the government’s recognition. In addition, the documentary proof should be issued by a third party (i.e. the accreditation body of the government) NOT by the laboratory or healthcare institution itself.

Confirmation of room reservation in a designated quarantine hotel:

Confirmation of room reservation for 7 nights (if opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions) or 14 nights (will not be arranged for early discharge from compulsory quarantine) starting on the day of arrival at Hong Kong in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH).

  • If opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine upon fulfilment of relevant conditions (must hold a 7-night DQH room reservation):
    • Can be discharged earlier from quarantine and must leave the DQH if fully vaccinated and/or being accompanied children aged 11 or below, and the results of the PCR test conducted on the 5th day and the RATs conducted on the 6th and 7th days are all negative.
  • If not opting for early discharge from compulsory quarantine (must hold a 14-night DQH room reservation):
    • Can leave the DQH upon confirmation of negative results from the PCR-based nucleic acid test conducted on the 12th day and the RAT conducted on the 14th day.
  • Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDHs) can book at either designated quarantine hotels (DQHs) or designated quarantine facilities (DQFs).
  • Click here for the List of Designated Quarantine Hotels
  • Click here for the List of Designated Quarantine Facilities
Transit via Hong Kong International Airport
1. Negative result proof of a PCR-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 within 48 hours (including documentary proofs that the lab is ISO 15189 accredited or government recognized) 2. Passengers are booked under the same air ticket or same booking 3. Passengers are checked through at the origin port with boarding passes and baggage tagged-through to the onward destination 4. Transit within 24 hours

 Transit service to destination in Mainland China remain unavailable.

For more information, please refer Government Thematic Website at

COVID-19 Thematic Website - Together, We Fight the Virus - Inbound Travel (coronavirus.gov.hk)

 

Date: 29 April 2022

Lifting the ban on non-HKRs entering Hong Kong:

  • Non-Hong Kong residents (Non-HKRs) who have stayed in overseas places in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter Hong Kong from 01 May 2022 (Hong Kong Time), subject to the same boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements as Hong Kong residents (HKRs). The relevant persons are required to comply with all stringent inbound testing and quarantine requirements, including being fully-vaccinated, undergoing pre-departure nucleic acid test with a negative result and the booking of DQHs, be subject to "test-and-hold" upon arrival, and be transferred to DQHs by designated transport to undergo compulsory quarantine, during which they will be tested multiple times. For the details see the COVID-19 thematic website www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.
  • Other boarding, quarantine and testing arrangements applicable to overseas inbound passengers remain unchanged.

Details can be found at the Government's COVID-19 thematic website (www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html).

 

Adding RAT to "test-and-hold" arrangement

  • Rapid antigen tests (RATs) will be added to the "test-and-hold" arrangement at the airport.

 

For the details, please refer at www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202204/22/P2022042200621.htm and  www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html .

 

 

Date: 15 March 2022

Vaccination records issued by Suriname will be accepted as recognized vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places with effect at 0.00 am on 16 March 2022.

Suriname is currently a Group A specified place. From 0.00am on  16 March 2022, Hong Kong residents who hold a vaccination record issued by Suriname's relevant authorities in the prescribed format can board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places. The vaccines administered for the relevant travelers have to be vaccines listed on the Government's List of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognized for Specified Purposes.

Please refer to the full press release for details: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202203/14/P2022031400256.htm Please refer to the updated list of list of places of recognized vaccination records: https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202203/14/P2022031400256_389115_1_1647228674562.pdf

Date: 12 March 2022

The temporary suspension of transfer/transit services at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for persons who have stayed in Group A (High Risk) specified places under will be extended until 2359 hours on 20 April 2022.

Date : March 07,2022

The Government of Hong Kong has announced on 07 March 2022 that it will accept the vaccination records issued by Benin and Jordan as recognized vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places for boarding flights for Hong Kong. The relevant arrangements will take effect at 0.00am on 09 March 2022.

Please refer to the full press release for details::
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202203/07/P2022030700414.htm

Please refer the Government's thematic webpage for details of passengers travelling to Hong Kong: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

Date: 11 February 2022

The place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to 04 March 2022.

The Government of Hong Kong will implement the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Nepal from 0.00am on 12 February 2022 (Hong Kong time) to 04 March 2022 to prohibit all passenger flights from Nepal from landing in Hong Kong, and restrict persons who have stayed in this place for more than two hours within 14 days from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong.

Please refer to the full press release for details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202202/11/P2022021100536.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 09 February 2022

The temporary suspension of transfer/transit service at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for the persons who have stayed in Group A (High Risk) specified places will be extended for one month until 2359 hours on 15 March 2022.

Date: 28 January 2022

Effective from 05 February 2022, the compulsory quarantine period for inbound travelers from overseas places will be adjusted to 14 days in designated quarantine hotels (DQHs), to be followed by a seven-day self-monitoring period.  Meanwhile, the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to February 18.

Please refer to the press release for details: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/27/P2022012700853.htm

A summary of the major changes are highlighted as follows:

1. All overseas places will be specified as Group A specified places (with effect from 05 February 2022)

2. Adjustment of compulsory quarantine period for travellers from Group A specified places (with effect from 05 February 2022)

·The quarantine arrangements for all Group A specified places will be aligned and the enhanced surveillance arrangement will no longer be implemented

· Persons from Group A places will have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a Designated Quarantine Hotel (DQH) for 14 days upon returning to Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, to be followed by self-monitoring for seven days, and compulsory testing on the 16th and 19th days of arrival at Hong Kong, where the test to be taken on the 19th day must be conducted in a community testing center


3. Boarding requirements for travellers from Group A specified places (with effect from 05 February 2022)

· Hong Kong residents who have stayed in a Group A specified place in the previous 14 days can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognised vaccination record

· Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong

· Other existing boarding requirements will remain unchanged, including presenting at boarding a negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based nucleic acid test for COVID-19 with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft, and confirmation of room reservation in a DQH for the applicable compulsory quarantine period

· Persons who:

  •   are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons with relevant proof from a medical practitioner; or
  •  have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognised vaccination record, if they were certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine, are exceptionally allowed to board for Hong Kong

·The above adjusted boarding, quarantine, and testing arrangements will also be applicable to foreign domestic helpers who undergo compulsory quarantine in designated quarantine facilities. 


4. Extension of the place-specific flight suspension mechanism

·The place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to February 18

Date: 25 January 2022

Turks and Caicos Islands will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00 am on 25 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travelers.

Please refer to the press release for details: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/22/P2022012200413.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 21 January 2022

  • Papua New Guinea and Suriname will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 22 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

    Please find the relevant Government's press release for your reference:
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/19/P2022011900524.htm

Date: 20 January 2022

  • The Government of Hong Kong announced on 17 January 2022 that it has concluded discussions with the Government of Colombia to accept vaccination records issued by that place as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places under the mechanism. The relevant arrangements will take effect at 0.00am on 19 January 2022.
  • Colombia is currently a Group A specified place. From 0.00am on 19 January 2022, Hong Kong residents who hold a vaccination record issued by its relevant authorities in the prescribed format can board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places.

    Please refer the press release for more details: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/17/P2022011700506.htm

Please also refer to the updated 'List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records': https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202201/17/P2022011700506_385663_1_1642417584471.pdf

Date: 17 January 2022.

  1. Bhutan will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on 19 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

    Please find the relevant Government's press release for your reference:
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/16/P2022011600406.htm
  2. The place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America will be extended for 14 days to 04 February 2022. The Government will also specify Armenia, Bonaire, Guatemala and New Caledonia as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 17 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

    Please refer to the full press release for details:
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/14/P2022011400637.htm

 

Date: 13 January 2022

The passenger transfer/transit services via HKIA for persons who have stayed in Group A (High Risk) specified places in the last 21 days will be temporarily suspended with effect from 0000 hours on 16 January, 2022 till 2359 hours on 15 February, 2022.

Certain categories of persons are exempted from this measures on conditions, including those who are required to arrive at HKIA in order to perform specified tasks with prior agreement with the authority, but they must comply with the conditions issued by and other relevant requirements imposed by HKIA until the connecting departure flight is ready for boarding.

Requirements for passengers arriving from non-Group A specified places remain unchanged.

Date: 13 January 2022

Kyrgyzstan will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on January 16 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.
Please find the relevant Government's press release for your reference:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/13/P2022011300434.htm

Date: 11 January 2022

Azerbaijan will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on 14 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please find the relevant Government's press release for your reference:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/11/P2022011100450.htm

Date: 11 January 2022

Uzbekistan will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on January 13 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/10/P2022011000521.htm

Date: 08 January 2021

Grenada, Mauritania and Mayotte will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on 09 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please find the Press Release for your reference:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/06/P2022010600560.htm

Date: 06 January 2021

With effect from 0.00am on January 8 (Hong Kong time), the Government of Hong Kong will invoke the Regulation (Cap. 599H) to implement the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for eight specified places, including Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  

All passenger flights from these eight places will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong.  At the same time, persons who have stayed in these places for more than two hours on the scheduled day of departure or during the 21 days before that day (the 21-day Period), will be restricted from boarding passenger flights for Hong Kong.  

Date: 06 January 2021

In view of the rapidly worsening global pandemic situation due to the Omicron variant, it will, from 0.00am on January 8, implement the place-specific flight suspension mechanism for Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The Government will also specify Cape Verde, Niger and South Sudan as Group A specified places to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please visit the following website for the full press release
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/05/P2022010500713.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 06 January 2021

Martinique will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on 07 January 2022 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please find the Press Release for your reference:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/04/P2022010400545.htm?fontSize=1 

Date: 04 January 2021

Bulgaria will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on January 6, to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the government press release for more details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202201/03/P2022010300532.htm

Date: 30 December 2021

Hong Kong travel restriction update concerning Designated Quarantine Facility for Foreign Domestic Helpers.

1.    Starting from 1 January 2022,  Regala Skycity Hotel on Lantau Island will open as a Designated Quarantine Facility (DQF), providing a total of 1 138 rooms for quarantine of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) coming to work in Hong Kong.  This is a new DQF in addition to Rambler Garden Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Shatin for FDHs' quarantine.  The Hotel will start accept booking on 30 December 2021 (9:30am).  

2.    Starting from 1 January 2022, Penny's Bay Quarantine Centre (PBQC) will cease admitting FDHs for quarantine.  Those FDHs who have reserved rooms and will check-in at PBQC on 1 January 2022 or after (rooms have been reserved up to 20 January 2022) will be arranged to check in at Regala Skycity Hotel direct upon arrival in Hong Kong.  Therefore, there will be FDHs holding a confirmation email on PBQC booking with check-in dates falling within the period from 1 to 20 Jan 2022.  These FDHs should be allowed to broad a flight to Hong Kong and will be sent to Regala Skycity Hotel for quarantine upon arrival.

3.    The arrangement for FDHs’ quarantine at DQFs is applicable to FDHs who have been fully vaccinated in regions where Hong Kong has reached recognition agreement arrangement on their vaccination records (the currently applicable regions include Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Thailand, etc.  For the full list of applicable regions, please visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/places_of_issuance_recognised_vaccination_records.pdf.  As for FDHs who have received full vaccination in Hong Kong, they may undergo compulsory quarantine at Designated Quarantine Hotels https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html or a DQF.

4.    The press release can be accessed via the following link and the scanned copy is attached for easy reference.  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/29/P2021122900577.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 27 December 2021

Albania, Jamaica and North Macedonia will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 29 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the government press release for more details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/26/P2021122600494.htm0

Date: 27 December 2021 

Réunion and Serbia will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 27 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the government press release for more details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/24/P2021122400627.htm

Date: 23 December 2021

Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Georgia and Panama will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 24 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/21/P2021122100558.htm

Date: 21 December 2021
Government to tighten all measures to prevent Omicron cases into community (with effect from 21 December 2021:

Please refer to the official government press release for more details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/20/P2021122000964.htm?fontSize=1

1.       Shortening lead time for pre-departure nucleic acid test specimen collection before boarding from 72 hours to 48 hours (with effect from  0.00am 24 December 2021)

  • The time limit for specimen collection for pre-departure polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid (PCR) test will be shortened to 48 hours (originally 72 hours) for all persons boarding for a flight for Hong Kong. All passengers who board a flight for Hong Kong (including passengers transferring or transiting in Hong Kong) on or after 0.00am on December 24 (Hong Kong time) should present at boarding a negative result proof of a PCR test for COVID-19 with specimen collected within 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure.

2.       Strengthening Surveillance of Group A Places (with effect from 0.00am 21 December 2021). Persons from Group A places with enhanced surveillance (on list https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_specified_places_for_enhanced_measures_Omicron.pdf) to:

  • Undergo compulsory quarantine at quarantine center (QC) for the first four days. The remaining 17 days (from Day-5) of compulsory quarantine will be at designated quarantine hotel (DQH).
  •  There is a seven-day transitional period between December 21 and December 27. If the relevant inbound traveller presents at boarding confirmation of room reservation at a DQH for no less than 14 nights from eighth day of arrival at Hong Kong (i.e. the existing requirement), he/she can be allowed to board to Hong Kong.
  •  From December 28, inbound travellers will have to present confirmation of room reservation at a DQH for no less than 17 nights starting from fifth day of arrival at Hong Kong.

       Additionally:

  •   United Kingdom will be put under Group A - Specified Places For Enhanced Quarantine & Surveillance Measures on Omicron Variant  (with effect from 0.00am 21 December 2021)
  •   Peru will be specified as Group A specified place (with effect from 0.00am 23 December 2021)

The 'List of specified places for enhanced measures (Omicron variant)' linked here and will be updated periodically:
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/List_of_specified_places_for_enhanced_measures_Omicron.pdf

3.       Government updates list of places of recognized vaccination records (with effect from 0.00am 22 December 2021)

  • The Government announced on 20 December 2021 that it will accept vaccination records issued by Nigeria, Cape Verde, and Lebanon for boarding flights for Hong Kong by Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places with effect from 0.00am on 22 December 2021.

    For more on the vaccination record requirement and other details, please refer to the official press release:
    https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/20/P2021122000756.htm

    List of Places of Issuance of Recognized Vaccination Records: Annex attached

Date: 20 December 2021

·         Montenegro and Poland  will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on  20 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the full press release for more details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/17/P2021121700580.htm

·         Egypt, Morocco, New Zealand and Qatar will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 21 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the full press release for more details:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/18/P2021121800575.htm?fontSize=1

·          Palestine and Ukraine will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 22 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release:

          https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/19/P2021121900688.htm

Date: 17 December 2021


Kenya, Lithuania and Rwanda will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 19 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travelers.

Please refer to the full press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/16/P2021121600523.htm

Date: 15 December 2021


Bahrain, Bermuda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gibraltar, Hungary, Oman and the Slovak Republic will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 17 December 2021.


Please refer to the following website for the full press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/14/P2021121400590.htm

Date: 14 December 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has concluded with the Governments of Laos, Mexico, Mongolia, Oman and Qatar to accept vaccination records issued by the places as recognised vaccination records. The relevant arrangements will enable Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by the relevant authorities of these places in the prescribed format to board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places from 0.00am on 15 December 2021.

Meanwhile, the Government announced earlier that it accepts vaccination records recognised under the EU Digital COVID Certificate mechanism as recognised vaccination records required for the purpose of boarding flights for Hong Kong from high-risk Group A specified places. As the European Union (EU) has recently announced the recognition of the vaccination records issued by El Salvador as being equivalent to vaccination records issued by EU member states under the mechanism, the Government will therefore also accept the vaccination records issued by El Salvador as recognised vaccination records from 0.00am on 15 December 2021.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/13/P2021121300790.htm


Date: 13 December 2021

In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic , Effective 14 December 2021 : Cyprus, Jordan and Lebanon will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 14 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/11/P2021121100752.htm

And effective 15 December 2021 Mauritius and Sierra Leone will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on  15 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/12/P2021121200510.htm

Note on Group A specified places : These are places which have detected Omicron cases, and Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed at the above places within 21 days will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognized vaccination record. They will have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 21 days upon returning to Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, followed by compulsory testing in a community testing center on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

Date: 11 December 2021

In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Cuba, Kuwait and Liechtenstein will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 13 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travelers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/10/P2021121000796.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 10 December 2021

Estonia and Uganda will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00 am on 12 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travelers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/09/P2021120900553.htm

Date: 08 December 2021

Due to the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Argentina, Croatia, Fiji and Latvia will be specified as Group A specified places from 0.00am on 10 December 2021 to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/07/P2021120700680.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 07 December 2021

Please note that, with effect from 8 Dec 2021, for relevant transit travellers who boarded a specified aircraft and has stayed in any Group A specified place during the 21-day period, or in any Group B specified place, Taiwan, or any Group C specified place during the 14-day period, the travellers are required to provide documentary proof of test conducted, as set out at Annex 1 in the G.N. 863 of 2021.

Please find the updated Cap 599H Gazette Notice (G.N. 863 of 2021) for your reference:
Chi: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125328e/cgn202125328863.pdf
Eng: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125328e/egn202125328863.pdf

Date: 07 December 2021

​ Hong Kong will accept the vaccination records issued by Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Togo as recognised vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places for boarding flights for Hong Kong. The relevant arrangements will take effect at 0.00am on 08 December 2021.

Please refer to the following website for the full press release and "List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records" :
- Press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/06/P2021120600498.htm?fontSize=1
- List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records (with effect from December 8): https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202112/06/P2021120600498_382649_1_1638779220119.pdf


Date: 05 December 2021

In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Mexico will be specified as a Group A specified place from 0.00am on December 7. Non-Hong Kong residents who have stayed there within 21 days will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents can only board a flight for Hong Kong if they have been fully vaccinated and hold a recognized vaccination record. They will have to undergo compulsory quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 21 days upon return to Hong Kong, with six tests to be conducted during quarantine, followed by compulsory testing in a community testing center on the 26th day of arrival at Hong Kong.
to tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travelers.

for detail click here: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/04/P2021120400685.htm

Date: 03 December 2021

In view of the latest global developments of the COVID-19 pandemic situation, additional places will be added as Group A designated areas. The government of Hong Kong will also require all transit passengers from overseas places and Taiwan to present negative result proof of nucleic acid test when boarding a flight for Hong Kong from 0.00am on 08 December 2021.

For more details, please refer to the press release:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202112/02/P2021120200765.htm

Summary of places added to Group A designated places:

With effect from  00:00am, 3 December 2021
Japan
Portugal
Sweden

With effect from  00:00am, 5 December 2021
Finland
Ghana
Korea
Norway
Saudi Arabia

Please find the updated G.N. for your reference and dissemination.
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125327e/egn202125327860.pdf (Eng)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125327e/cgn202125327860.pdf (Chi)

Date: 01 December 2021

Refer the following Hong Kong travel restriction update (updated G.N.) with effect from 01 December 2021:

GN 854 (supersedes GN748)
Chi: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125324e/cgn202125324854.pdf
Eng: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125324e/egn202125324854.pdf

GN 855 (supersedes GN852)
Chi: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125324e/cgn202125324855.pdf
Eng: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125324e/egn202125324855.pdf

Additionally, the Government announced earlier that (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/30/P2021113000847.htm), inbound travellers from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, which had been specified as Group A specified places, are subject to more stringent quarantine and testing requirements (i.e. Group A places with enhanced surveillance).

In order to facilitate the stringent quarantine arrangement above, from 0.00am on December 1, the documentary requirements for inbound travellers from Group A places with enhanced surveillance to board a flight for Hong Kong will be updated as follows:
 
(a) recognised vaccination record;
(b) negative result proof of a polymerase chain reaction-based nucleic acid (PCR) test for COVID-19 with specimen collected within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the aircraft; and
(c) confirmation of room reservation at a DQH for no less than 14 nights starting from the 8th day of arrival at Hong Kong.

Date: 30 November 2021

The government of Hong Kong has announced on 29 November 2021 that in response to latest development of the epidemic, additional places will be added as Group A designated areas.

Summary of places added to Group A designated places:

1. With effect from 00:00am, 30 November 2021
Angola
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Zambia

2. With effect from 00:00am, 2 December 2021
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Israel
Italy

For more details, please refer the press release at: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/29/P2021112900751.htm

Date: 26 November 2021

The Government of Hong Kong announced today (November 26) that the following countries are specified as Group A (specified place from 0.00 am on November 27) in view of the latest developments of the COVID-19 epidemic situation.   

Date: 11 November 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has announced that New Zealand will be specified as a medium-risk Group B specified place in view of the latest developments of the COVID-19 epidemic situation there. The adjustment will take effect from 0.00am on 17 November 2021.
For details, please refer to the press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/10/P2021111000307.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 09 November 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has announced new measures concerning arrangement of exemption from compulsory quarantine, which will be effective on 12/11/2021. For details, please refer to the following press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202111/01/P2021110100531.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 29 October 2021
1. The latest Gazette Notice of Cap.599H, with effect on 29 Oct 2021: Main updates for vaccination requirements and Group A boarding requirements are highlighted below

GN 746 of 2021 (supersedes GN 527 of 2021) https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125290e/egn202125290746.pdf

Note (2)

GN 747 of 2021(supersedes GN 528 of 2021) https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125290e/egn202125290747.pdf

Note (2)

GN 748 of 2021(supersedes GN 699 of 2021) https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125290e/egn202125290748.pdf

(A)(III)(1) Note (3)

GN 749 of 2021(supersedes GN 749 of 2021) https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125290e/egn202125290749.pdf

Note (1) (2) (3)

2. From October 29, inbound travellers aged 12 to 17 who have received one dose of Comirnaty vaccine at least 14 days  ago are deemed to have complied with the requirements of completing the COVID-19 vaccination course under boarding and quarantine requirements.
Further, for Hong Kong residents who have received one dose of recognised COVID-19 vaccine and hold a recognised vaccination record, they are exceptionally allowed to board for Hong Kong from Group A specified places if they were certified by a medical practitioner that they were unfit to receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine because of health reasons after receiving the first dose of vaccine.
For details, please refer to the following website for the full press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202110/26/P2021102600817.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 13 October 2021

Updated list of places of recognized vaccination records with effect from 13 October 2021.

Date: 06 October 2021

From 0.00am on 06 October 2021, Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by the relevant authority of South Africa in the prescribed format can board a flight for Hong Kong from Group A specified places. The vaccines administered for the relevant travellers have to be vaccines listed on the Government's List of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognised for Specified Purposes.

Please find the relevant press release and an updated "List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records".
- Press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202110/04/P2021100400607.htm
- List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records (with effect from 6 October 2021): https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202110/04/P2021100400607_377830_1_1633343353380.pdf

Date: 06 October 2021

The latest Gazette Notice of Cap.599H, which is effective since 29 Sep 2021:

G.N. (E.) 699 of 2021 (supersedes G.N. (E.) 646 of 2021):
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125265e/egn202125265699.pdf(eng)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125265e/cgn202125265699.pdf (chi)

G.N. (E.) 700 of 2021 (supersedes G.N. (E.) 647 of 2021):
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125265e/egn202125265700.pdf(eng)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125265e/cgn202125265700.pdf (chi)

The update is that the relevant Group A traveller who holds a vaccination record issued by a relevant authority of the Government of the places listed on the Labour Department's foreign domestic helpers portal (www.fdh.labour.gov.hk) and who intends to enter Hong Kong for employment as a foreign domestic helper, the relevant Group A foreign domestic helper traveller will be required to provide the documentary proof specified in the relevant G.N.


Date: 29 September 2021

Effective from 0.00am on 29 September 2021, the List of Places of Issuance of Recognised Vaccination Records will include Brazil and Russia.

Please find more details in the press release here:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202109/27/P2021092700724.htm

Date: 14 September 2021

With effect from 0.00am on 15 September 2021, vaccination records issued by Bangladesh, Nepal, United Arab Emirates and Singapore will be accepted as recognized vaccination records for Hong Kong residents who have stayed in Group A specified places.
Although Singapore is currently not a Group A specified place, the relevant arrangements will also enable Hong Kong residents who hold vaccination records issued by relevant authorities in prescribed format to board a flight to Hong Kong from Group A specified places.
Refer from the following links the relevant press release and an updated "List of Places of Issuance of Recognized Vaccination Records".

Date: 08 September 2021

Hong Kong travel restriction update concerning Foreign Domestic Helpers with Full Vaccination in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines or Thailand to Board Flights for Hong Kong.

The new arrangement is in effect effective from 8 September 2021. Relevant updated G.N. are available:

G.N. 631
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125241e/cgn202125241631.pdf (chi)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125241e/egn202125241631.pdf (eng)

G.N. 632
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125241e/cgn202125241632.pdf (chi)
https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125241e/egn202125241632.pdf (eng)


Date:  21 August 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has announced on August 19 that regarding the boarding, quarantine and testing requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong from overseas places and Taiwan to be effective on 20 August 2021, the requirements on vaccination records for persons arriving at Hong Kong will be slightly adjusted.

For the details, please refer the latest press release at: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/19/P2021081900939.htm


Date:  17 August 2021

Bangladesh, Cambodia, France, Greece, Iran, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America will be listed as a Group A specified place and Australia as a Group B specified place with effect from 00:00am 20 August 2021

(https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202108/16/P2021081600483.htm).

Effective from 00:00am on 20 August 2021, the list of specified places include:
(I) the following places outside Hong Kong as Group A specified place, Group B specified place, Group C specified place:-

Group A specified place

Group B specified place

Group C specified place

(1) Brazil
(2) India
(3) Indonesia
(4) Nepal
(5) Pakistan
(6) the Philippines
(7) South Africa
(8) United Kingdom
(9) Ireland
(10) Russia
(11) Bangladesh
(12) Cambodia
(13) France
(14) Greece
(15) Iran
(16) Malaysia
(17) the Netherlands
(18) Spain
(19) Sri Lanka
(20) Switzerland
(21) Tanzania
(22) Thailand
(23) Turkey
(24) the United Arab Emirates
(25) the United States of America

All countries (except China)
that are not Group A or
Group C specified places;

(Australia upgraded from Group C to Group B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(II) Place outside Hong Kong as a specified place
        (1) The Mainland (except Guangdong Province);
       (2) Macao; and
       (3) Taiwan.

Under Group A specified places, only Hong Kong Residents who are fully vaccinated and hold "recognised vaccination record" (which is more stringent requirement), along with other boarding requirements, would be allowed to board a specified aircraft to Hong Kong.

A recognised vaccination record is a vaccination record issued by a healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the Government of Hong Kong, the Mainland, or a country where its national regulatory authority is designated by the World Health Organization as a stringent regulatory authority ( SRA countries https://www.who.int/initiatives/who-listed-authority-reg-authorities/SRAs ), bearing the name of the relevant vaccinated traveller matching that in his/her valid travel document to show in Chinese or English that:
(i) the relevant traveller has received dose(s) of COVID-19 vaccine and the date on which the last dose was administered; and
(ii) the name of the vaccine administered.
The vaccine should be included in the list of COVID-19 Vaccines Recognized for Specified Purposes (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/list_of_recognised_covid19_vaccines.pdf).

For example, a HKR traveller having stayed in a Group A specified place for more than 2 hours on the day of the scheduled day of departure or during the 21 days before that day, presenting a vaccination record  NOT issued by any healthcare institution or a relevant authority of the Government of Hong Kong/ Mainland/ SRA countries ; If this traveller was allowed to board the flight to Hong Kong, it would be considered as  non-compliant .

For more details regarding boarding and quarantine requirements for inbound travellers, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html).

Date:  10 August 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has updated its travel/entry restrictions. For the details, please refer the Government’s thematic website at: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html

Date: 14 July 2021

Russia will be listed as a Group A2 specified place with effect from 00:00am 16 July 2021 (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202107/12/P2021071200391.htm). The requirements and exemption conditions applicable will be applied respectively to quarantine and exempted persons, including air crew members starting from the effective day.

For details, please refer to the latest gazette notice under Cap. 599H (w.e.f. 16/07/2021):
ENG: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125186e/egn202125186431.pdf
CHI: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125186e/cgn202125186431.pdf

In summary, with effect from 0:00am on 16th July 2021, the list of specified places include:
(I) the following places outside Hong Kong as Group A1 specified places, Group A2 specified places, Group B specified places, Group C specified places and Group D specified places:-

Group A1 specified places

Group A2 specified places

Group B specified places

Group C specified places

Group D specified places

(1) Brazil
(2) India
(3) Indonesia
(4) Nepal
(5) Pakistan
(6) the Philippines
(7) South Africa
(8) United Kingdom

(1) Ireland
(2) Russia

(1) Argentina
(2) Bangladesh
(3) Belgium
(4) Canada
(5) Cambodia
(6) Colombia
(7) Ecuador
(8) Egypt
(9) Ethiopia
(10) France
(11) Germany
(12) Italy
(13) Japan
(14) Kazakhstan
(15) Kenya
(16) Korea
(17) Malaysia
(18) the Netherlands
(19) Romania
(20) Switzerland
(21) Singapore
(22) Thailand
(23) Turkey
(24) Ukraine
(25) United Arab Emirates
(26) United States of    America
(27) Vietnam

All countries except China and those specified as Group A1 specified places, Group A2 specified places, Group B specified places or Group D specified places

(1) Australia
(2) New Zealand

(II) Place outside Hong Kong as a specified place: Taiwan.

For more details regarding boarding and quarantine requirements for inbound travellers, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

 

Date: 16 June 2021

Hong Kong will further tighten the boarding and quarantine requirements for relevant inbound travellers. In gist, Colombia and Korea will be listed as Group B specified places, with effect from 0000hrs 18th June 2021. And Indonesia will be listed as Group A2 specified places, with effect from 0000hrs 21 June 2021 The requirements and exemption conditions applicable will be applied respectively to quarantine and exempted persons, including air crew members starting from the effective day.

For more details, please refer to the following links:

The press release (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/11/P2021061100745.htm) and (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202106/15/P2021061500294.htm?fontSize=1)

The Gazette Notice (362 of 2021: https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/202125155e/egn202125155362.pdf).

For more details regarding Cap.599H, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html).

Date: 01 June 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has issued a revised gazette notice under CAP.599H to update COVID-19 related travel restrictions.

For more details, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html.

For more details, please refer to the press release https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/31/P2021053101004.htm?fontSize=1

Date: 18 May 2021

Specified conditions imposed on inbound travelers who have visited specified places (Cap.599H)

For detail information concerning boarding and compulsory quarantine requirements for persons arriving at Hong Kong from different places outside China under the above Regulation, please refer the website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Date: 15 May 2021

Revised Gazette Notice under Cap 599H and Revised exemption conditions (Taiwan to be added as a specified place with effect from 16 May 2021). Please see the below attachment.

other exempted persons summary table.

Exempted conditions applicable to exempted persons other than air crew and sea crew.

Date: 11 May 2021 

Effective 12 May 2021 0000 hours, Hong Kong boarding and quatrain requirements for fully Vaccinated Persons. For details https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/concise_guide_vaccinated_travellers_ENG.pdf  

Date: 06 May 2021

The Government of Hong Kong has announced an adjusted grouping of boarding and compulsory quarantine arrangements under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Regulation of Cross-boundary Conveyances and Travellers) Regulation (Cap. 599H), to be effective from  00:00 7th May 2021. 
Under the adjusted grouping, places outside China will be categorised into the extremely high-risk Group A1 specified places (equivalent to the existing Group A specified places), the newly added very high-risk Group A2 specified places, as well as the existing high-risk Group B specified places, the medium-risk Group C specified places, and the low-risk Group D specified places. 
The very high-risk Group A2 specified places will include Ireland and the United Kingdom. Subject to no significant change to epidemic situation locally and in relevant overseas places, the ban on boarding for Hong Kong for persons who have stayed in Ireland and the United Kingdom will be lifted on May 7, to allow flights to resume from these places and for Hong Kong residents there to board for flights to Hong Kong. Meanwhile, there will be continued suspension of passenger flights from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and continued restriction on persons who have stayed in India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Brazil, and South Africa from boarding flights for Hong Kong from any place. 
In summary, with effect from 0.00am on May 7, 2021, the list of specified places includes:

Group A1 specified placesGroup A2 specified placesGroup B specified placesGroup C specified placesGroup D specified places

(1) Brazil 

(2) India 

(3) Nepal 

(4) Pakistan 

(5)the Philippines 

(6) South Africa

(1) Ireland 

(2) United Kingdom

(1) Bangladesh 

(2) Belgium 

(3) Canada 

(4) Ecuador 

(5) Egypt 

(6) Ethiopia 

(7) France 

(8) Germany 

(9) Indonesia 

(11) Kazakhstan

 (15) Romania 

(16) Russia 

(17) Switzerland 

(18) Turkey 

(19) Ukraine 

(20) United Arab Emirates 

(21) United States of America

All countries except China which are not Group A1, Group A2, Group B or Group D specified places.

(1) Australia  (2)NewZealand 

(3) Singapore

Please find the relevant Government PR (https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202105/04/P2021050400899.htm?fontSize=1) for more information and refer to the Annex  (https://gia.info.gov.hk/general/202105/04/P2021050400899_366536_1_1620138585646.pdf) for a summary on boarding and quarantine requirements.

Please refer to the Government's thematic webpage for Cap. 599H details: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html.

Date: 01 May 2021

Please note that the HKSAR Government has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap.599H, to extend the measure to prohibit all passenger flights from India,  Pakistan and the  Philippines from landing in Hong Kong, and starting from 00:00 1st May 2021, prohibit all passenger flights from Nepal landing in Hong Kong.

Furthermore, effective from 00:00 1st May 2021, Nepal will also be specified as Group A(extremely high-risk) specified place, restricting relevant travelers from boarding for Hong Kong if they have stayed in Nepal for more than two hours during the period on the day of boarding and 21 days before that day.

For more details regarding Cap.599H, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage. (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html).

Please refer the following for updated Hong Kong travel restrictions.

 1.   A Revised Gazette Notice (GN) Under Cap.599H

Date: 19 April 2021 

Please note that the HKSAR Government has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap.599H, to prohibit all passenger flights from India, Pakistan, and  The Philippines from landing in Hong Kong for 14 days; at the same time, these three places will be specified as Group A (extremely high-risk) specified places, to restrict relevant travellers from boarding for Hong Kong, if they have stayed in these places for more than two hours during the period on the day of boarding and 21 days before that day, with effect from 00:00 20th April 2021. 

For more details regarding Cap.599H, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage. (https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html).

April 14, 2021

 Please note that the Hong Kong SAR Government has published a revised Gazette Notice under Cap.599H, to add Egypt as listed Group B specified places, with effect from  20 April 2021. 

For details, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage ( https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html .

April 08, 2021

Please note that the Hong Kong SAR Government has published a revised Gazette Notice under Cap.599H, to add Australia, New Zealand and Singapore as listed Group D specified places (Low-risk).

For details, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html.

Date: 30 January 2021

According to the new GN (59 of 2021) https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20212522e/egn2021252259.pdf, Note one exempted group of persons are newly added (with effective from 28 January 2021) which will not be affected by the specified conditions under Cap.599H.

 Current exempted group of persons:

 1) a person who is in transit in Hong Kong;

2) a person exempted by the Chief Secretary for Administration from compulsory quarantine;

   Newly added:

3) a person who is a Hong Kong resident, and who has commenced his or her journey in Hong Kong and been deemed as an inadmissible person by the authorities of the place of his or her destination.

 If any relevant passenger on board meets the newly added criteria above (Item No.3), the concerned airline operator should inform the Department of Health by submitting a prior notice by email (mo_phd_ap@dh.gov.hk) before the specified flight arrives at Hong Kong.

Updates released by HKSAR Government:

  • With effect from 31 January 2021, the Immigration Department will no longer accept the British National (Overseas) Passport "BN(O)" as a valid travel document for arrival and departure clearance in Hong Kong.
  • If Hong Kong residents present a BN(O) Passport for immigration clearance, they will be required to present a valid travel document (e.g. HKSAR Passport, Hong Kong Identity card or HKSAR Re-entry Permit).
  • If a passenger presents a BN(O) Passport for boarding purpose, the airline is requested to check the passenger's HKSAR Passport, Hong Kong Identity card or HKSAR Re-entry Permit and by doing so, the airline is deemed to have met its obligation under Section 40 of Immigration Ordinance, Cap.115. For a BN(O) Passport holder who does not possess any of the aforementioned valid travel documents, the airline should verify the passenger's status with Immigration Department prior to giving him/her permission to board the flight. Under the said provision, it is an offence for the owner of the aircraft and his agent to carry a passenger, who does not have any valid travel document, into Hong Kong.

January 20, 2021

 With effect from 0.00 am on January 23, 2021, all persons who have stayed in Brazil or Ireland for more than two hours on the day of boarding or during the 21 days before that day will not be allowed to board for Hong Kong.

Date: 25 December 2020

Hong Kong travel restriction update:
1. All persons who have stayed in the United Kingdom or South Africa for more than two hours in the past 21 days will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong.
2. With effective from 0:00am 25,December2020, all travelers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China must stay in a designated quarantine hotel to undergo compulsory quarantine for 21 nights. For the list of designated hotels, please refer to https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf 
Exemption applicable to air crew who need to commute to and from Mainland, Macao and Taiwan / foreign places for performance of necessary duties arriving from Hong Kong International Airport 
For all crew who have visited the United Kingdom and South Africa during the 21-day prior to arrival in Hong Kong, they must subject to self-isolation at a designated hotel for 21 nights upon arrival. 
Exemption conditions applicable to exempted persons other than air crew & sea crew arriving from Hong Kong International Airport
1. For those who have visited very high risk places specified under Cap.599H during the 21-day prior to arrival in Hong Kong:
a) Must possess a negative result of nucleic acid test done at an ISO15189-accredited laboratory or a laboratory recognized by the government where the laboratory is located with the specimen collected within 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight to Hong Kong.
b) Must take a nucleic acid test at the Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.
c) Subject to conditions 2 below, for government officials carrying out government duties, they must subject to self-isolation at an accommodation arranged by the respective organization for 21 days upon arrival. (Chief Executive, Director of the Chief Executive’s office and Principal Officials of the HKSAR, Consul General of the Consulate Generals and Head of Office of the Central People’s Government in Hong Kong and the six ORBs are exempted. The rest of the officers may apply to CS for exemption from the 21-day self-isolation requirement on a case-by-case basis subject to full justifications.)
2. For exempted persons who have visited the United Kingdom and South Africa during the 21-day prior to arrival in Hong Kong, they must subject to self-isolation at a designated hotel for 21 nights upon arrival.
3. All exempted persons must take a specimen bottle distributed by DH and collect a Day-12 deep throat saliva sample specimen for nucleic acid testing.
For details about Cap.599H, please refer to https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html .
Date: 23 December 2020
Please note the following updates for Hong Kong:
· Canada is added as listed specified places starting from 25 December 2020.
Date: 15 December 2020
 Note the following updates:
1. To add Ukraine as listed specified places starting from 17 December 2020.

 2. With effect from 0:00am on 22 December 2020, all travelers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China must stay in a Designated Quarantine Hotel for undergoing 14-night quarantine. For the list of Designated Hotels, please refer to  https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/designated-hotel-list_en.pdf.

 As a traveler arriving in Hong Kong on 21 December may not be able to check-in hotels on the same day owing to flight delay or time required for having test result, these travelers are required to reserve hotel booking at a designated quarantine hotel, otherwise they will be refused to board the flight.

Date: 12 December 2020

 With immediate effect, holders of USA diplomatic passports will require a visa to visit Hong Kong unless they are in direct transit and remain on the airside. 

Date: 05 December 2020

 Note the following updates:

 Update for Cap.599H with effective from 07 December 2020:

  1. To add Romania as listed specified places.
  2. Hotels reservation requirement changed from 14 days to 14 nights. Example: the relevant traveller should have a hotel reservation for 15 Days 14 Nights. If a traveller arrives Hong Kong on 01 December 2020 (Day 1), his/her hotel reservation should start from 01 December 2020 until 15 December 2020. 

Date: 01 December 2020

The Government of Hong Kong has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap 599H and added  Ecuador and Germanyas listed specified places.

Date: 10 November 2020

Hong Kong Travel Restrictions:

The Government of Hong Kong has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap 599H, to add Turkey as listed specified places, with effect from 13 November 2020.

1. Added Turkey and All other countries except China (Mainland/Taiwan/Macau) as listed specified places, with effect from 13Nov2020. 

Inbound travelers who have visited or transited through Bangladesh, Belgium, Ethiopia, France, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Turkey (effect from 13Nov2020), the United Kingdom and the United States of America in the past 14 days prior arriving will be required to show the following documents: 

Test Report

A test report issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution that contains the passenger’s name identical to that in his/her travel document to show that: 

  • they have undertaken a nucleic acid test for COVID-19;
  • the sample for the test was taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong;
  • the result of the test for COVID-19 was negative. 

If the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution that contains the following information must be presented with the test report: 

  • the name of the passenger (this must be identical to the name of his/her valid travel document);
  • they underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19;
  • the sample for the test was taken within 72 hours of the scheduled time of departure of the flight to Hong Kong;
  • the result of the test for COVID-19 was negative. 

Documentary proof

Documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located. 

Note:

  • This can be in form of a copy of ‘Certificate of Accreditation’, ‘Certificate of Compliance’ or information printed out from government official website. Please note that a separate documentary proof is required even if the test report from the laboratory or healthcare institution contains an ISO accreditation reference.
  • The documentary proof should be issued by a third party, such as the relevant authority of the government. A letter from the laboratory itself stating it is accredited is not acceptable. 

Hotel reservation confirmation:

A confirmation in English or Chinese of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the date of arrival in Hong Kong. 

Note:

  • Accommodation is required for all passengers coming from or transiting through the above mentioned high risk countries/regions. Passengers who have a residential address in Hong Kong are also required to undergo a 14 days of quarantine at a hotel.
  • The booking must be with a hotel. Hostels, guesthouses, Airbnb and service apartments are not acceptable. 

Travelers who visited any country outside China (Effective on 13 Nov 2020): 

Inbound travelers, who have visited a specified place outside China (excluding very high-risk areas specified otherwise) in the past 14 days prior arriving, must provide a confirmation in English or Chinese of a hotel room reservation in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of arrival in Hong Kong. 

2. Airline submission to the DH under Cap.599H (Updated template) 

The operator should submit to the Department of Health (DH) before the aircraft arrives at Hong Kong a document in a form specified by the DH confirming that each relevant traveler has, before being produced the documentary proof to show that the above conditions are met. 

The updated template will be available for download (from 12Nov2020)

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/inbound/Airline_submission_to_DH_under_Cap.599H_email_template.pdf 

3. Non-compliance & Enforcement 

All suspected non-compliant cases will be referred to relevant enforcement teams for further investigation and necessary actions.

Under Section 3(2)(a)(i) of Cap.599H, an aircraft may be prohibited from landing at the Hong Kong International Airport, if any specified conditions is not met in relation to any relevant traveler on the aircraft. 

4. Invoke - prohibition from landing 

If a health officer reasonably suspects that there is on board the conveyance any person who has contracted COVID-19; or who has been exposed to a significant risk of contracting COVID-19, a health officer may prohibit the aircraft from landing in Hong Kong. 

To better control the epidemic situation in Hong Kong and further reduce the number of imported cases, the Department of Health has established the following general criteria for invoking section 3(2)(a)(i) of Cap. 599H to prohibit landing of passenger flights in Hong Kong:

 Since 15Sep2020,

  • A passenger flight has 5 or more passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC); or
  • Two consecutive passenger flights from the same original port of the same airline have 3 or more passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s TSCC
     

    If either of the above criteria is met, the passenger flights from the relevant original port of the airline concerned will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. The DH will liaise with Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for follow-up actions. 

    For a flight carrying passengers to Hong Kong which has found to have confirmed case(s) onboard upon arrival, if any of the above two criteria has been met, the concerned flight will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for two weeks. That means, during the subsequent two weeks of prohibition period, the flight carrying passengers on board will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong, while flights for cargo-only will NOT be affected. 

    Additional criteria for invoking Cap.599H

    Effective 13Nov2020,

  • A passenger flight has ONE or more passengers confirmed to have COVID-19 through specimens collected at the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) AND ONE or more non-compliant case 

If the above criteria are met, the passenger flight from the relevant original port of the airline concerned will be prohibited from landing in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. The DH will liaise with Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for follow-up actions. 

For details, please refer below government website:

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Date: 30 October 2020

Please be informed that the Government of Hong Kong has published a revised Gazette Notice (GN) under Cap 599H, to add Belgium as listed specified places, with effect from 03 November 2020.

For more details entry requirements, please refer to:

The relevant press release ( https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202010/27/P2020102700505.htm),

And the new GN (176 of 2020) is available at ( https://www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202496e/egn20202496176.pdf). 

In summary, with effect from 03 November 2020, the list of specified places includes: 

(1) Bangladesh 
(2) Belgium 
(3) Ethiopia 
(4) France 
(5) India 
(6) Indonesia 
(7) Kazakhstan 
(8) Nepal 
(9) Pakistan 
(10) the Philippines 
(11) Russia 
(12) South Africa 
(13) United Kingdom 
(14) United States of America 

For more details regarding Cap.599H, please refer to the Government's thematic webpage: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/high-risk-places.html

Date: 20 September 2020

Please see letter from Hong Kong Port Health regarding the general criteria for invoking 3(2)(a)(i) of Cap 599H.

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/files/letter-dd-15-9-2020-to-aoc---general-criteria-for-invoking-section-3(2)(a)(i)-of-cap-599h.pdf 

 Based on Cap599H, Hong Kong Department of Health can prohibit any passenger flights for landing Hong Kong based on risk assessments, meaning even one passenger, but have recently stated out the criteria as below.

 The Department of Health has the right to prohibit landing of any passengers flights in Hong Kong if:

  1. A flight has 5 or more confirmed cases tested positive through specimens collected at TSCC
  2. Two consecutive passenger flights from same original port of the same airlines have 3 or more passengers confirmed through the specimens collected at TSCC 

Date: 26 August 2020

For your easier reference, please find the hyperlink below for the list of hotels accepting reservations for inbound travelers from specified places.   https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/inbound/hotels_en.pdf

Date: 24 August 2020 

Hong Kong travel restriction 

Please note the below latest regulations concerning pre-test requirement for passengers who were in Ethiopia for the past 14 days traveling to Hong Kong, in relation to COVID-19 which will be in effect from 28th August,2020. 

 In view of the COVID-19 epidemic situation in Hong Kong, the Government today (August 21) gazetted the latest legislative amendments and specifications under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599) to more effectively combat the epidemic.

The Regulation (Cap. 599H) added Ethiopia as one of the very high-risk places whereby travellers who have stayed in specified place(s) within 14 days before boarding the flight arriving in Hong Kong would be required to undergo a test for the virus and make a hotel reservation for the purpose of quarantine.

Passengers must provide the following documents:

1. a test report in English or Chinese issued by a laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document to show that:

  • the relevant traveller underwent a nucleic acid test for COVID-19 the sample for which was taken from the relevant traveller within 72 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the specified aircraft;
  • the test conducted on the sample is a nucleic acid test for COVID-19; and
  • the result of the test is that the relevant traveller was tested negative for COVID-19

2 . if the relevant report is not in English or Chinese or does not contain all of the above information, a written confirmation in English or Chinese issued by the laboratory or healthcare institution bearing the name of the relevant traveller identical to that in his/her valid travel document and setting out all of the above information. The said written confirmation should be presented together with the test report; and

3. documentary proof in English or Chinese to show that the laboratory or healthcare institution is ISO 15189 accredited or is recognized or approved by the relevant authority of the government of the place in which the laboratory or healthcare institution is located; and

4. the relevant traveller has confirmation in English or Chinese of room reservation in a hotel in Hong Kong for not less than 14 days starting on the day of the arrival of the relevant traveller in Hong Kong. 

     The operator of the specified aircraft must submit to DH (Department of Health)  before the specified aircraft arrives at Hong Kong a document in a form specified by DH confirming that each relevant traveller has, before being checked-in for the flight to Hong Kong on the aircraft, produced for boarding on the aircraft the documentary proof to show that the above conditions are met.

Date: 17 July 2020

Effective from 25 July 2020, Passengers were in below countries for the past 14 days are required to produce additional documentation/ proofs before acceptance

Bangladesh

India

Indonesia

Nepal

Pakistan

The Philippines

South Africa

United States of America 

Kazakhstan

 Additional requirements:

Certificate from lab with passenger's ID and verify passengers tested negative within 72 hours before STD  showing negative from COVID-19.

Original lab report.

Certificate from local Government recognizing the lab.

Confirmed Hotel booking of 14 days in HKG for quarantine purpose. All the cost associates with the 14 days quarantine in the hotel will be on passenger own cost.

Airline to submit a document for each flight indicating passengers and fulfillment of above

To protect the safety and health of passengers and staff at HKIA upon the resumption of transfer/transit services at HKIA effective from 0001 hrs on 1June 2020, additional measures will be implemented at HKIA until further notice.  Airlines (their crew members and passengers) are required to the implementation of the following measures. 

Pre-flight:

  • All passengers arriving in Hong Kong shall have gone through body temperature screening before boarding the flight at the out port. Passengers with body temperature above normal shall not be allowed boarding.
  • All passengers shall have undertaken health declarations before boarding. Please refer to Appendix 1 for sample questions of the health declaration.
  • Airlines shall only accept check-in and boarding of transfer passengers who will be accepted for entry at their final destination.  Since non-Hong Kong residents will not be permitted to enter into Hong Kong, it is important for airlines to strictly follow this measure to avoid any passengers being stranded at HKIA.  For your easy  reference,  we  enclose  a  copy  of  the  letters  sent  to  Airline   Operators' Committee  by the  Immigration  Department  on Entry  Restrictions  on Non-Hong Kong Residents  dated 7 April  2020  and  23 March  2020  as Appendix  2 and  3 respectively.

In-flight:

  • Announcement(s) shall be made to update passengers of the latest arrangements for arrival and transfer/transit at HKIA as attached in Appendix 4.
  • In addition,  measures  shall  be implemented  to prevent  the spread  of the virus,  for examples,  by requiring  passengers   to wear  masks/face   covering  and  provide sanitizers for passengers'  use.

Upon arrival at HKIA:

  • All passengers shall be reminded of the requirement to wear face masks covering the nose and mouth upon arrival and at all times during their transfer/transit at HKIA.
  •  All passengers shall be reminded to rub their hands with sanitizers and disinfect their shoes on sanitizing mats upon disembarkation at the arrival gate.

Transfer/Transit at HKIA:

  • All transfer/transit passengers should proceed to the boarding gate directly so as to minimize the time spent at other areas of the terminal building.
  • Airlines should make necessary arrangement to segregate the seating and boarding of transfer/transit passengers from passengers departing from HKIA as far as practicable.

Date 10 July 2020

The new conditions imposed by the Department of Health on all crew members of goods and passenger vessels arriving Hong Kong at the HKIA for sign on with effect from Jul 10, 2020. All crew members of goods and passenger vessels who do not possess negative test results will be denied entry, and the shipping company / agent concerned are required to arrange these crew members to fly back to their originating country.

Airlines shall ensure that the seamen possess:

1. A guarantee letter from a shipping company or agent and

2. A test report before accepting on a flight to HKIA.

The shipping company/agent is required to comply with the following conditions:

  •   Crew arriving Hong Kong at the Hong Kong International Airport to sign-on goods passenger vessels must have a negative results of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test at his/her last place of embarkation within 48 hours prior to his/her time of departure from the place of embarkation. ;
  •    The shipping company / agent shall declare on the guarantee letter to be submitted to the Immigration Department that the crew member(s) concerned has/have been tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid with 48 hours prior to his/her of departure from the place of embarkation. ;
  •    The crew is required to present the test report and guarantee letter to staff of Department of Health when he/she enters Hong Kong.   And
  •   Crew members who do not possess negative test results will be denied entry, and the shipping company / agent concerned are required to arrange these crew members to fly back to their originating country (ies) forthwith.

Panama

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Date: 08 April 2021

Entry requirements – English

Entry requirements – Spanish

Pakistan

Asia

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

Date: 15 June 2021

Revised Category C country list and guidelines concerning inbound travel to Pakistan effective 12 June 2021:

  1. International traveler from any country are required to possess valid negative PCR test certification conducted within the 72 hours prior to commencement of travel to Pakistan.
  2. Passenger details must be uploaded in PASS TRACK mobile app & available for cross-checking. 
  3. A hard copy of prior approval granted by NCOC/PCAA is a must. 
  4. Pakistani nationals are exempted from obtaining prior approval from NCOC/PCAA till 30th June 21. 
  5. A hard copy of prior approval granted by NCOC/PCAA is a must for Foreign Nationals. 
  6. International travel to Pakistan from Category C countries mentioned below is banned and only allowed subject to exemption.
  7. All Pakistanis who have scheduled return to Pakistan from Category C countries in the month of June 2021, will be allowed to travel to Pakistan and will be exempted from inbound travel ban placed on category C countries. Such passengers, however be subjected to testing and Quarantine stipulations upon arrival in Pakistan.

     

    List of Category C country

    Sr,Country
    01Argentina
    02Bangladesh
    03Bhutan
    04Bolivia
    05Brazil
    06Chile
    07Colombia
    08Costa Rica
    09Dominican Republic
    10Ecuador
    11India
    12Indonesia
    13Iran
    14Iraq
    15Maldives
    16Mexico
    17Namibia
    18Nepal
    19Paraguay
    20Peru
    21Philippines
    22South Africa
    23Siri Lanka
    24Trinidad and Tobago
    25Tunisia
    26Uruguay

    Note: Pakistani whose return from category C counties scheduled in June 2021 have been excluded from the exemption process. However, they will undergo already emplaced inbound testing/ Quarantine protocols.

Malawi

Africa

Capital City
Open for tourists
Quarantine not mandatory
Vaccination not required

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 20 May 2022

Malawi travel requirements in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic effective from 01 June 2022:

  • All incoming travelers including Malawians that are fully vaccinated and have a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate will no longer be required to produce a COVID-19 PCR certificate prior to entering the country.
  • All incoming travelers including Malawians that are not fully vaccinated or don't have a valid electronically verifiable COVID-19 full vaccination certificate will be required to produce a negative PCR based COVID-19 certificate that is not older than 72 hours at the time of arrival in the country.
  • COVID-19 PCR certificate and or full COVID-19 vaccination certificate requirement for outgoing travelers will depend on the destination country's requirements.

Date: 04 May 2022

Malawi entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 pandemic effective from 01 May 2022:

  •   All arriving travellers of all nationalities, including Malawians are required to present a negative PCR based COVID-19 certificate that is not older than 72 hours at the time of arrival and a valid electronically verifiable COVID-19 full vaccination certificate at point of entry.
  •   Arriving travellers that are not able to show an electronically verifiable COVID-19 vaccine certificate at point of entry, shall be expected to access COVID-19 vaccine that will be available for free at the point of entry before being processed to enter or re-enter the country.
  •   Travellers that are not able to produce a valid electronically verifiable COVID-19 vaccine certificate and refuse to access COVID-19 vaccine offered at point of entry will be required to undergo institutional quarantine for symptoms  monitoring for 10 days at their own cost.
  •    Passengers departing (outgaining) from Malawi are advised to follow the requirements of their destination country.

 

Date: 28 August 2021

Travel restrictions and quarantine requirements due to COVID-19 when travelling into Malawi has been lifted. However, please note that, all travellers are required to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result done not more than 72 hours before arrival in Malawi.


Date: 15 June 2021

COVID-19 CONTROL MEASURES AT POINTS OF ENTRY.

1) A person who:

(a)  Is not a citizen of Malawi;

(b) Does not hold a resident permit for Malawi;

(c) Is not domiciled or ordinarily resident in Malawi;

(d) Is not part of a team of medical personnel that is required to provide medical services in Malawi;

(e) is not a member of the diplomatic or consular staff of a country that is accredited to Malawi or in transit to another country; or

(f) Is not a spouse, child or dependent of a person referred in paragraphs (a) and (e), shall be refused entry into Malawi, except as otherwise provided for under subrule (2)

2) A person who:

a) Is a member of an organization intending to support, supporting or implementing any Covid -19 related intervention;

b) Is a driver of a vehicle, cabin crew of an aircraft or vessel transporting essential goods.       

All travelers are required to produce a negative PCR COVID-19 test done not more than 72 hours before arrival.

 

Date: 27 April 2021

 1.    Effective 26, April 2021, Malawi has banned with immediate effect, all but essential arrivals and travel, such as Diplomatic and Medical Travel, of Nationals or Non-Nationals from three South Eastern Asian Countries, namely, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan that have resided in these countries for at least the previous seven days. The same restriction is also extended to Brazil. Those undertaking essential travel to and from these countries, shall be required to undergo mandatory institutional quarantine at designated hotel accommodation at their own cost on arrival into the country. In addition, they must be in possession of a negative PCR-based COVD-19 test result or certificate for a test conducted no more than 72 hours before arrival in Malawi.

2.    All arriving passengers, except from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Brazil,  into the Republic of Malawi shall be required to produce a negative SARS Cov-2 PCR test certificate obtained within 10 days prior to arrival in Malawi. Any passenger without the said certificate will be denied entry.  All arriving passengers will be required to proceed on self-quarantine for 14 days during which time they will be followed up by Health Authorities.

3.    Arriving passengers may be required to provide samples for Covid-19 testing. Samples will  be collected at the airport and test results will be communicated to the concerned within 48hrs;

4.    All arriving passengers shall fill and submit Travel Surveillance Forms (TSF) which shall be made available on board aircraft or in the airport terminal building. The duly filled forms shall be handed over to Health personnel in the terminal building;

Website
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LocationMalawi
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Phone265999454947
LocationMzuzu Central Hospital Area, Mzuzu, Malawi
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Phone881834377
LocationChipatala, Blantyre, Malawi
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Phone265884135882
LocationLilongwe, Malawi
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Phone265999626883
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Guinea

Africa

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 15 March 2022

Entry requirements for passengers travelling to Guinea Conakry:

  1. For fully vaccinated passengers:
  • The presentation of a certificate showing proof of full vaccination is mandatory.  A fully vaccinated traveler is one with a complete vaccination schedule for one of the following vaccines:
  • ASTRAZENECA; 
  •  PFIZER;
  • MODERN;
  •  SINOPHARM and SINOVAC;
  •  SPUTNIK V;
  •  JOHNSON & JOHNSON. 
  • The presentation of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate is no longer mandatory for fully vaccinated travelers. 
  • Travelers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate less than 6 months old are exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate on arrival.
  1. For passengers who are not fully vaccinated:
  • The presentation of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate for COVID-19 with a validity of less than 72 hours prior to departure is mandatory for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated passengers.

Date: 15 March 2022

 Updated entry requirements for passengers travelling to Guinea Conakry to be implemented effective immediately

 1.   For fully vaccinated passengers:

 · The presentation of a certificate showing proof of full vaccination is mandatory.  A fully vaccinated traveler is one with a complete vaccination schedule for one of the following vaccines: The presentation of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate is no longer mandatory for this category of travelers.

  • ASTRAZENECA; 
  •  PFIZER;
  • MODERN;
  •  SINOPHARM and SINOVAC;
  •  SPUTNIK V;
  •  JOHNSON & JOHNSON. 

 ·  Travelers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate less than 6 months old are exempt from presenting a vaccination certificate on arrival.

 2.   For passengers who are not fully vaccinated:

·         The presentation of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate for COVID-19 with a validity of less than 72 hours prior to departure is mandatory. 

Date: 29 December 2021 

Guinea Conakry entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 that must be fulfilled by all travelers effective from 01 January 2022. 

  •      All Guinea Conakry arrival passenger must have a valid negative certificate of PCR test less than 72hr from point of departure and must be fully vaccinated. Refer below about vaccination requirements. 
  •   Be fully vaccinated:  Passengers considered to be fully vaccinated are those who have taken the following vaccines: 
  •   The JOHNSON & JOHNSON vaccine, the departure of which cannot be authorized until 28 days after having been vaccinated; 
  •  The ASTRAZENECA, the departure of which cannot be authorized until 14 days after the administration of the 2nd dose; 
  •  The PFIZER vaccine, the departure of which cannot be authorized until 14 days after the administration of the 2nd dose; 
  •  The MODERNA vaccine taken between 3 and 7 weeks, the departure of which cannot be authorized until 14 days after the administration of the 2nd dose:
  •   The SINOPHARM and SINOVAC, the departure of which cannot be  authorized only 14 days after the administration of the 2nd dose; 
  •   The SPOUTNÍK V vaccine, the departure of which can only be authorized 14 days after the administration of the 2nd dose,

Date: 16 March 2021

Arriving passengers should present a certificate of negativity for the COVID-19 RT-PCR test with a validity of less than 72 hours.

Date: 01 August 2020

Guinea Conakry entry restriction for EU Schengen Passport holders has been relaxed as below. Now you can accept Schengen Passport holders of the below for travel to Conakry.

  • Holders of long-stay, family and professional visas
  • Spouses of Guinean nationals
  • Resident in Guinea
  • Holders of diplomatic passports from embassies or international organizations established on Guinean territory (plus family)
  • Technical assistants
  • Humanitarian personnel

All travelers from anywhere must present a PCR test negativity certificate with a validity of less than five (5) days

All travelers has to complete a health declaration form on board

All passengers will be subject to a health check (temperature measurement, symptom assessment) when they get off the plane; 

Any traveler presenting with signs suggestive of covid-19 will be isolated and then transferred to the epidemiological treatment center (ct-epi).

Norway

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 06 June 2022

Norway has removed the last entry requirements put in place in connection with the Covid-19. This means that travel to Norway can continue as normal.

Date: 04 March 2022

1. Norway has removed the last entry requirements put in place in connection with the Covid-19. This includes removal of the requirement for airlines to ensure that all passengers are registered on www.entrynorway.no.

This means that travel to Norway can continue as normal.

2. However, please note that there are still special requirements in place for travel to Svalbard. Accordingly:

  • Test requirements

For passengers not vaccinated: 

Passengers aged 16 years and older arriving in Svalbard must hold a negative PCR test result or a negative antigen test result tested within 24 hours prior to departure.

  • Vaccinated passengers:

Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 who hold either an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), a Covid-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code issued by Norway, Denmark, or Sweden, or a vaccination certificate equivalent to the EUDCC.

  • Other exempt passengers:

Recovered passengers from COVID-19 and who can prove that they have recovered within the last 6 months. The document most be from approved laboratory.

Date: 04 March 2022

  1. Norway has removed the last entry requirements put in place in connection with the Covid-19. This includes removal of the requirement for airlines to ensure that all passengers are registered on www.entrynorway.no.

This means that travel to Norway can continue as normal.

2. However, please note that there are still special requirements in place for travel to Svalbard. Accordingly:

  • Test requirements

For passengers not vaccinated: 

Passengers aged 16 years and older arriving in Svalbard must hold a negative PCR test result or a negative antigen test result tested within 24 hours prior to departure.

  • Vaccinated passengers:

Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 who hold either an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), a Covid-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code issued by Norway, Denmark, or Sweden, or a vaccination certificate equivalent to the EUDCC. 

  • Other exempt passengers:

Recovered passengers from COVID-19 and who can prove that they have recovered within the last 6 months. The document most be from approved laboratory.

 

 

Date: 15 December 2021

Effective from 16 December 2021 at 2400 CET, all passengers over the age of 16 traveling to Norway, must register their entry on www.entrynorway.no before departure.

Date: 27 November,2021

Update on Norway Travel Restrictions

 These changes are effect on 25 November 2021 midnight (2400 CET).

  • The restrictions with regards to nationality will be removed. All travellers eligible for entry to Norway in accordance with the regular immigration legislation may be admitted.
  • All international travellers older than 16 years must register at www.entrynorway.no before entry.
  • Persons above the age of 18 not holding a EU digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), a national Covid Certificate from Norway, Denmark or Sweden with a QR-code, or a certificate that has been considered an equivalent to the EUDCC will have to present a negative test not older than 24 hour prior to departure, and take a test not later than 24 hours after arriving in Norway.

There are certain exceptions to the abovementioned requirements, more information can be found here: https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/new-measures-to-apply-to-entry-into-norway/id2888683/  and https://www.fhi.no/en/op/novel-coronavirus-facts-advice/facts-and-general-advice/entry-quarantine-travel-covid19/

The “new” registration form will be available on 25 November 2021 midnight (2400 CET), registrations made earlier will be accepted upon arrival.

Otherwise there will be no changes in the quarantine regulations, and the quarantine hotel scheme will be continued as an offer to those without a suitable place to stay.

Practical adaptations at OSL to meet the changes in entry requirements

  • Arrivals from Schengen countries will be handled as today, with random checks from the police according to the requirements that have been set. This is not expected to lead to any major changes in the airport's processes, but the processing time for those checked may increase somewhat. Testing of test subjects who arrive from Schengen countries will continue to take place in the test center in Sentral Building East.
  • The police will increase their staffing towards the weekend, as the changes that will be introduced will have an impact on the processing time at the border control.
  • Avinor assists the health authorities in setting up a test center immediately after the in-depth border control (Non-Schengen / Non-Schengen security control areas). Everyone who is defined as required to test in the border control will be accompanied to this test center and we will through this ensure that all those required to test from Non-Schengen are tested on arrival in Norway.
  • Avinor will have airport helpers in place to assist with, among other tasks, queue management at the border control

 

Date: 25 September 2021

 Effective date: from 25 September 2021 until 05 November 2021 12:00:00 EST

 COVID-19 - Travel Restrictions:

 From 25 Sep 2021, Norwegian entry restrictions and quarantine rules will be based on the same threshold values as those applied in the EU. Foreign nationals may be turned away at the border. All arriving passengers in Norway must adhere/aware to the following:

  • Passengers must familiarize themselves with all the Covid-19 related rules in Norway and have all necessary documentation ready before arrival. Please visit WWW.ENTRYNORWAY.NO OR WWW.HELSENORGE.NO/EN/TRAVEL for more information. Note that the travel restrictions may be extended past this valid date.

 Crew:

  • Crew on passenger/cargo flights are exempted from the entry restrictions.
  • Crew are not required to present a certificate of a negative covid-19 test. crew without EU digital Covid certificates that leave the aircraft, must fill out digital entry registration. No requirement for crew to get tested for covid-19 at the airport for overnight stay.
  • There are no changes with regards to the regulations relating to air crew.

Date: 06 May 2021

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions:

  • Only Norwegian citizens and residents in Norway can travel to Norway. Some exemptions apply for among others close relatives to residents in Norway, foreign nationals with certain critical functions and passengers in international transit. All other foreign nationals will be turned away at the border.
  • All arriving passengers in Norway must fulfill the following requirements when arriving in Norway travellers are obliged by law to:
  1. Fill out digital entry registration at WWW.ENTRYNORWAY.NO. All travelers must register the information digitally before they arrive at the border control.
  2. Present documentation of a negative covid-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to departure. Effective 01 April 2021, Norwegian citizens and residents are also required to produce documentation of a negative COVID-19 test not older than 24 hours before departure.
  3. Get tested for covid-19 at the airport upon arrival.
  4. Stay in quarantine for 10 days.

Rules and exceptions on: WWW.HELSENORGE.NO/EN/CORONAVIRUS.

Crew:

  • Crews are exempted from the new entry restrictions.
  • Crews are not required to present a certificate of a negative covid-19 test.
  • Crew that leaves the aircraft must fill out digital entry registration.
  • No requirement for crew to get tested for covid-19 at the airport for overnight stay.
  • Crew that within the last 10 days have been in united kingdom, south Africa, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal or brazil, must get tested for covid-19 at the airport.
  • crew and minimum support personnel must be in quarantine when off duty 

More information relating to international travel can be found here:  https://www.helsenorge.no/en/coronavirus/international-travels/#rules-upon-entry-into-norway

Norway has removed the last entry requirements put in place in connection with the Covid-19. This includes removal of the requirement for airlines to ensure that all passengers are registered on www.entrynorway.no For passengers not vaccinated: 

Passengers aged 16 years and older arriving in Svalbard must hold a negative PCR test result or a negative antigen test result tested within 24 hours prior to departure.

Vaccinated passengers:
Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 who hold either an EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), a Covid-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code issued by Norway, Denmark, or Sweden, or a vaccination certificate equivalent to the EUDCC. 

Other exempt passengers:
Recovered passengers from COVID-19 and who can prove that they have recovered within the last 6 months. The document most be from approved laboratory. 

Madagascar

Africa

Capital City
Open for tourists
Quarantine not mandatory
Vaccination not required

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 13 April 2022

Madagascar mandatory entry requirements in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • All passengers must show negative PCR Test Result 72hrs before departure even if they are fully vaccinated.
  • Passenger must take a Rapid Anti Genic Test (TDR) on arrival at their own expense of 15EUR//20USD //65000MGA. If result is positive, passengers must be in quarantine for minimum 07 days at their own expense at designate hotel.
  • All passengers must upload and sign engagement letter at https://madagascar-tourisme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/lettre-dengagement-voyageurs.pdf and show at check-in counter before departure.

For the details, please refer at: https://madagascar-tourisme.com/Fr-fr/border-reopening/

Date: 03 June 2021

Passengers arriving by special flights and humanitarian flights will be subject to the following strict measures:

  1. Mandatory presentation of negative RT-PCR test results carried out 72 hours before initial boarding;
  2. Performing mandatory RT-PCR test when getting off the plane or entering the airport for all passengers.
  3. All passengers will then be placed in one of the proposed hotels (Approved Hotels) by the Malagasy State, with the exception of Ambassadors and Consuls. Confinement is compulsory for a total period of fourteen (14) days at from the date of arrival.

     

    In addition, it should be noted that:

    • Presentation of a negative test certificate for Covid-19 on arrival does not exclude confinement as well as a vaccination certificate;
    • All transport costs (from the airport to the hotel on arrival, and from the hotel to home) will be the responsibility of the passenger. Only health checks will be supported by the Malagasy state;
    • All costs related to confinement (hotel and food) are the responsibility of the passenger;
    • The Heads of Mission (Ambassadors and Consuls) as well as the members of their family can be confined to their home;

   Date:18 January 2021

 Border control will  be tighten in order to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Madagascar. In order to avoid any form of illegal Pax movement the below new regulations introduced.

  • Repatriation flights are subject to prior authorization issued by the ACM, and especially for any landing at Ivato International Airport - Antananarivo, special authorization is required.
  • Commercial tourist flights to Nosy-Be are authorized, except those from countries classified as high risk (see list of countries at risk attached).
  • Any passenger from these high risk countries is refused entry/ immediately deported.
  • It should be noted that the circulation in outside the geographical area of ​​Nosy-Be, with the exception of the riparian islands, is prohibited for tourists. By therefore, any correspondence by land and by river to reach other areas geographical is prohibited.
  • For Malagasy nationals and residents card holder having in their possession a PCR test negative 72Hrs (on arrival), they can take domestic flights to reach their final destination.
  • All international private flights are suspended.
  • Medical evacuation flights must be subject to prior authorization from the competent authorities.

                                 click here to see the attachment

Date: 12 December 2020

 Tourists from the below listed Countries are not authorized to enter in to Madagascar.

List of countries:

  • Russia
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Hungary
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Iran
  • Indonesia
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Kenya

 Madagascar citizens and residence card holder are now allowed to enter Nosy be from restricted counties.

This note only applies to tourist flights. Countries, territories or regions not mentioned in this list are not affected by this restriction

Please note that TNR airport is still closed and doesn’t accept any type of passengers.

Date: 05 November 2020

 Madagascar further entry restriction updated:

  • Effective November 3, 2020, the processing of boarding authorization requests from Madagascar authorities is suspended until further notice.
  • Travel is allowed only for tourists from countries other than travel is restricted by Madagascar Government.
  • Travel outside of Nosy-Be, except to some surrounding Islands, is not allowed for tourists.
  • Any transfer by land and water to reach other regions/ areas is prohibited.

Date: 23 October 2020

All Passengers boarding from below listed countries are not authorized to enter Madagascar effective 22 October 2020. This restriction applies to Nosy Be station (NOS) and only for tourist passengers. This restriction will not affect TNR as the airspace is still closed and operating only repatriation flights with prior authorization.

  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • UK
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Morocco
  • Argentina
  • Iran

Date: 03 October 2020

Further to earlier communications, ACM/Civil Aviation of Madagascar has introduced the following additional travel and health protocol:

  • Nosy Be Airport is open for tourists, repatriation citizens and resident card holders of Madagascar. 
  • Passengers who arrive at Madagascar after 03 October will carry out mandatory Covid-19 PCR test at a cost of 100,000 Ariary (equivalent USD30.00 or EUR25.00). This mandatory test is in addition to the negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out at least 72 hours before boarding.  

Date: 02 September 2020

Madagascar health protocol/travel restrictions

All arriving and transit passengers:

  • Must present the negative COVID-19 PCR test result carried out at least 72 hours before boarding,
  • Will undergo temperature screening on arrival
  • Must wear face mask
  • Must be reachable during their stay in Madagascar.
  • Presentation of a form / letter of commitment signed by the passenger acknowledging the measures health related to CoVlD-19 applicable during his/her stay in Madagascar
  • Completion of health declaration form

Departing passengers:

  • Wear facemask
  • Undergo COVID-19 screening like temperature check, and physical fitness for travel.
  • Adhere to COVID-19 requirements of the destination country.
  • Every Passenger should be checked following symptoms: dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty in breathing. Pax will not be allowed to board if showing at least two Symptoms.
  • Respect for the physical distance of one in two seats in waiting areas (Checking  and boarding)

Switzerland

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

Date: 19 February 2022

 Switzerland lifted all entry restrictions related to COVID-19 pandemic effective from 02 May 2022. The normal general rules apply for entry into Switzerland.

More information can be found at:

Date: 23 February 2022

 For Switzerland entry requirements in relation to COVID-19, please visit:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html (click EN for English version)

 Moreover, you can get assisted in your queries with the interactive tool : Travelcheck, found at : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home

Date: 14 August 2021

For Switzerland entry requirements in relation to COVID-19, please visit https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#-440105700

Moreover, you can get assisted in your queries with the interactive tool : Travelcheck, found at : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home

Date: 14 August 2021

Switzerland entry requirements, Link https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#-440105700

Date: 24 June 2021

The Swiss Federal Government decided to further ease the entry restrictions into Switzerland. Accordingly:

Note that newly, rapid antigen tests results are now valid up to 48H instead of 24H and are accepted as a PCR alternative from all countries. Below the link for full details.

https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-84127.html

You will also find some more answers in the FAQ in below link such as i.e. which vaccines are accepted by the Federal Office for Public Health.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/sem/aktuell/faq-einreiseverweigerung.html#-1017340738

Date: 15 March 2021

Self-declaration form to be Filled by SWISS citizens Or passengers with a residence permit, if they want to come to Switzerland without a PCR test.

         Please find the form here

Date: 07 March 2021

Passengers who are exempted from PCR test.

a. children under twelve years of age;

b. persons who can provide a medical certificate to prove that they must be transported to Switzerland as a matter of urgency on medical grounds;

c. persons who have Swiss citizenship or hold a residence permit issued by Switzerland and who are unable to be tested for Sars-CoV-2 within a reasonable time or at reasonable expense; the persons concerned must sign a declaration confirming the lack of opportunity;

d. persons who are using a Swiss airport while in transit without leaving that airport before continuing their journey;

e. persons who can provide a medical certificate to prove that they were infect-ed with Sars-CoV-2 within the three months prior to entering Switzerland and that they have recovered;

f. persons who can provide a medical certificate to prove that they are unable on medical grounds to provide the nasopharyngeal swab required for the Sars-CoV-2 test.

https://www.fedlex.admin.ch/eli/cc/2021/61/en

Date: 20 February 2021

 Effective Date: 22 February 2021 0000 until 31 March 2021 2359EST

 COVID-19: Passenger restrictions:

  • All arrival passengers (except children under the age of 12) must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID -19) PCR test result which is not older than 72 hours or a Rapid Immunological test which is not older than 24 hours before departure.
  • Passenger who can provide a medical certificate to prove that they were infected with Sars-CoV-2 within the three months prior to entering Switzerland and that they have recovered can board a plane to Switzerland without being required to produce a negative test result.
  • Passengers entering Switzerland from a country, considered a state or territory, with an increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, have to go into quarantine despite a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR or Rapid Immunological test result.
  • Passengers must provide the contact details, either electronically via the platform provided by the federal office of public health (FOPH) for the collection of contact data for travelers (swissplf.admin.ch) or on the contact cards provided by the FOPH in paper form.

 Date: 10 February 2021 

Effective date: 08 February 2021

COVID-19: passenger restrictions

  • All arrival passengers (except children under the age of 12) must have a medical certificate with a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result which is not older than 72 hours before departure.
  • Passenger entering Switzerland from a country, considered a state or territory, with an increased risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2, have to go into quarantine despite a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result.
  • Passenger must provide the contact details, either electronically via the platform provided by the federal office of public health (FOPH) for the collection of contact data for travelers (swissplf.admin.ch) or on the contact cards provided by the FOPH in paper form. 

Please refer: https://www.atn.aero/#/article.html?id=79021 for the details.

EXEMPTIONS OF QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT CAN BE FOUND IN ARTICLE 8 OF THE CORRESPONDING ORDONNANCE:

HTTPS://WWW.BAG.ADMIN.CH/BAG/EN/HOME/KRANKHEITEN/AUSBRUECHE-

EPIDEMIEN-PANDEMIEN/AKTUELLE-AUSBRUECHE-EPIDEMIEN/NOVEL-COV/

EMPFEHLUNGEN-FUER-REISENDE.HTML 

More details in this requirement can be found at:

https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/message/attachments/65075.pdf.pdf

Date: 08 January 2021

Switzerland has revised the list of countries which will be forced to have quarantine up on arrival at Geneva - GVA.

List of countries:

  • Andorra
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Georgia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Panama
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • United States of America
  • Czech 

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/das-bag/aktuell/medienmitteilungen.msg-id-81777.html

 Coronavirus: Entry ban and retroactive quarantine for persons from the UK and South Africa

 Bern, 21.12.2020 - Following the discovery of a new, more contagious variant of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa, the Federal Council today decided to take steps to prevent the further spread of this new virus strain. All persons who have entered Switzerland from these two countries since 14 December must go into quarantine for 10 days. The Federal Council has also introduced a general entry ban from today for all foreign nationals seeking to enter Switzerland from the UK and South Africa. This is intended in particular to stop travel from these countries for tourism purposes.

 The Federal Council has approved amendments to COVID-19 Ordinance 3 prohibiting air travel between Switzerland and the UK and South Africa. The Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA yesterday ordered flights between Switzerland and these two countries to be suspended as of midnight on Sunday, 20 December.

A temporary derogation from the flight ban is being considered for persons resident in the UK or South Africa currently staying in Switzerland so that they may return home. That is also the case for persons resident in Switzerland currently staying in those two countries. However, it is imperative that such return journeys do not lead to infections.

The Federal Council also decided to withdraw freedom of movement privileges from persons resident in the UK until 31 December. Persons from the UK are therefore subject to a general ban on entering Switzerland. Freedom of movement privileges for British citizens were due to expire at the end of the year anyway.

The UK and South African authorities were given prior notice of the measures.

Initial indications are that the new variant of the coronavirus is significantly more transmissible than the existing strain. It is not yet clear to what extent the new strain has spread outside the UK and South Africa. No cases of the new strain have so far been identified in Switzerland.

Date: 10 October 2020

Below please find the link (German, English and French) of the list of countries and areas where arriving passengers are required to go into quarantine for 10 days.

List of countries and areas:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#-2060676916

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/fr/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

Date: 13 September 2020 

Please find the below link to the latest information on Quarantine rules for passengers traveling to Switzerland. 

Please read the information very carefully and note that parts of France as well as Vienna are listed.   

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html#1918240392

Date: 19 August 2020

Please refer the below links for the latest information/update concerning list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection. People arriving in Switzerland from these countries and areas are required to go into mandatory quarantine.

18.8.2020 – The Federal Council has updated the list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection. It will enter into force on 20 August 2020 (0:00 hours).

For English

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

 Dutch 

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

French

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/fr/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

italian

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/it/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

Date: 13 August 2020

  1. Wearing of masks compulsory during flights

The Federal Council has also decided that masks will have to be worn during flights from 15 August. The wearing of masks on public transport has been compulsory since 6 July. The measure concerns all scheduled and charter flights taking off from or landing in Switzerland, regardless of airline.

  1. Diplomats exempt from quarantine

Foreign diplomats will be eligible for an exemption from the quarantine requirement if their presence in Switzerland is necessary for the proper operation of their embassies. Swiss diplomats will now also be exempt from the requirement to go into quarantine when returning from official business trips.

The Swiss authorities have updated the list of mandatory 10-day-quarantine countries (for passenger entering Switzerland from one of these countries, including returning CH travellers).

Effective date 08 August 2020. 

Passengers,  including returning CH travelers, who have been in the following countries in the past 14 days are subject to quarantine for 10 days:

Argentina, Armenia, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini (Swazsiland), Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Romania, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Spain (with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands), South Africa, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)

Please refer this link for the list of countries and further details. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html

 COVID-19-related information regarding entry into Switzerland with effect from 3 August 2020 as follows:

1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
  -This does not apply to:
  - nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland; 
  - British nationals;
  - passengers arriving from Schengen Member States;  
  - passengers arriving directly from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland   (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia,   Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
  - family members of nationals of EEA Member States. They must present proof of their relationship;
  - family members of British nationals. They must present proof of their relationship; 
  - residents of Liechtenstein and Switzerland;
  - residents of Schengen Member States returning directly via Switzerland to their country of residence;
  - passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland;  
  - passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020;

passengers who represent a justified individual case of hardship; in the case of persons exempted from visa requirements, Swiss representations abroad may certify the existence of a justified individual case of hardship.

 2.  Passengers are not allowed to transit if arriving from a non-Schengen Member State to another Schengen Member State.
-This does not apply to:
- nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland; 
- British nationals; 
- passengers arriving directly from Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Romania, Rwanda, San Marino, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay and Vatican City (Holy See);
- family members of nationals of EEA Member States and Switzerland;
- family members of British nationals;
- residents of EEA Member States and Switzerland; 
- passengers with a D visa issued by Switzerland; 
- passengers with a Schengen C visa issued by Switzerland after 16 March 2020.

For Switzerland entry requirements in relation to COVID-19, please visit:

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html (click EN for English version)

Moreover, you can get assisted in your queries with the interactive tool : Travelcheck, found at : https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home

Greece

Europe

Capital City

Last updated : May 21 2022

COVID-19 testing requirement: Latest

1. Travelers with European Digital Certificate COVID-19 without arrival test: 

The entry of travelers from the Member States of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Agreement, as well as from the thirty three (33) non-EU countries that have the European Union Digital Covid Certificate (EUDCC), namely: San Marino, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Vatican, Northern Macedonia, Georgia, Switzerland, El Salvador, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Lebanon, Morocco, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Ukraine, Uruguay, Panama, Cape Verde, Serbia, Singapore, Thailand, Thailand, Togolese, Thailand , allowed by the demonstration of European Digital Certificate COVID-19,which contains information about one of the following: 

a) Vaccination certificate valid for nine (9) months after the completion of the basic vaccination and without time limit for travelers who have received the booster dose. 

b) Certificate of illness lasting up to one hundred and eighty (180) days. 
c) Certificate of negative result, with the PCR method within the last seventy-two (72) hours or alternatively to have been diagnosed negative in rapid test within twenty four (24) hours before their arrival in Greece. 

2. With a negative test the entry into Greece regardless of vaccination for all other travelers: 

All travelers to Greece, except the EU and the Schengen Agreement as well as from the thirty three (33) non-EU countries that have jo